the utopia of prolonged security in the occidental mind

The artist stages a monumental construction made of thin aluminium bars in the form of a globe. This sphere supports numerous transparent umbrellas attached to the meridians, the equator and the arctic and antarctic circles. In the core one can distinguish the sound of a human heartbeat, protected from all sides by the cocoon of umbrellas. What seems to be a solid construction appears vulnerable at closer view: the aluminium is held together by mere adhesive tape and the plastic umbrellas can easily be torn. The bubble appears appealing to the eye, yet it is ready to burst. From another point of view, the pointy umbrella tops represent a threatening line of defence to those trying to enter the paradise of the privileged.

400 x 400 x 400 cm
2012
Els Wydaeghe
Thibo Moreels
Luc Van loock
Niki Murphy
Niki Murphy
Niki Murphy
Niki Murphy
Niki Murphy
marijke vanwezer
piet sileghem
Kim Windmolders
Kim Windmolders
Kim Windmolders
Kim Windmolders
Kim Windmolders
Kim Windmolders
Kim Windmolders
Kim Windmolders
Kim Windmolders
Katrien Delvaux
Ine Muys
Linde Loomans
Katrien Hofman
Katrien Hofman
Katrien Hofman
Ine Muys
marjan brabants
Joachim Claeys
marjan brabants
Iban Van der Zeyp
Filip Callewaert
Fabienne Verhulsel
Sofie Martens
Steven Dag
Rinie Hoogendoorn
Hans Defer
Hans Defer
Rinie Hoogendoorn
Jan Verhulst
Jan Verhulst
Rinie Hoogendoorn
Steven Dag
marjan brabants
Netka Croonenborghs
Netka Croonenborghs
Netka Croonenborghs
Ellen Claes
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Ludwig Schack
Christel Foncke
Christel Foncke
Liliane Crahay
andreas valkenborgh
Mark Van Eygen
Mady Vondua

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joelle janssens
Linde Loomans
andreas valkenborgh
Nicole Gios
Nicole Gios
marjan brabants
Greet Vandepitte
Greet Vandepitte
Greet Vandepitte
Greet Vandepitte
Greet Vandepitte
Jan Willem Versteeg
Steven Dag
Lucienne Dillen
Lucienne Dillen
Lucienne Dillen
Lucienne Dillen
Lucienne Dillen
Eline 't Sant
Eline 't Sant
Rosita Allinckx