Collection of found objects, drawn and assembled by lot
These objects were harvested at the flea market located on the Place du Jeu de Balle in Brussels just before they got thrown away. In the middle of the crowd, one dives blindly into cardboard boxes and grasps the treasures, following the intuition of the touch. Brought back into the studio, finds turn into a curious collection, whose meticulous inventory turns into a list of names. The eye gets caught by a remarkable feature of the object, a Studium; that is, a point of magnetic and ineffable interest. It is this very interest-point that names the object: ”Belgium”, ”Tea Cup”, ”Telefunken”, ”Scenic games”, ”Souvenir from Switzerland”, ”1 out of 49”.
Randomly picked objects meet incongruously, like tombolas lots. Coincidences make happy encounters. The objects’ compositions are photographed before they are eventually undone. Finally, the compositions are titled metaphorically, absurdly or humorously, like a question-and-answer game between image and language.