Imposed confinement can cause feelings of anxiety and distress. To combat these feelings, Muller developed her own ritual and collected sprouted onions during spring. On these onions she wrote or carved small intentions. She sculpted hearts around them in clay or wax and casted them in bronze, which resulted in a series of 150 unique works.
Over the course of the past 6 months, Belgium has faced two national lockdowns.
But also in the rest of Europe and other parts of the world, people’s social (and economical) lives repeatedly have been brought to a complete standstill.
Although the imposed confinement is quite challenging, it also rewires our way of living and thinking. For the second time around, Geukens & De Vil invited their artists to create a work in their locked down studio, inspired by this key moment in history.
Artists: Berlinde De Bruyckere | Bart Stolle | Sofie Muller | Arpaïs Du Bois | Gideon Kiefer | Ronny Delrue | Joris Perdieus | Ante Timmermans | Sabine Liedtke | Femke Gerestein | Karen Vermeren | Denitsa Todorova | Johan Gelper | Benny Luyckx | Bart Lodewijks | Stefan Serneels | Fia Cielen | Kasper Andreasen | Lise Sore | Serge Onnen | Miljan Vukiçeviç & Gitte Le Bruyn | Hans De Wit | Koen Muller | Gerard Herman