©Lies Caeyers

From the Lab of Lies Caeyers

LAB

Lab is an observation room with humankind as the object of study, a critical analysis of Western culture and its scientific developments.

The scope of transformations gives man the measure of his power, and the very itinerary of plastic gives him the euphoria of prestigious free-wheeling through Nature.”

― Roland Barthes

FIG. 1

2004

> VSAC 2019KADOC, Louvain, 21.08 > 25.08.2019

MATERBI

2010

Materbi consists of a 100% biodegradable corpse cover and has been stored behind glass since 2011. The work refers to similarities in achieving long-term conservation, both in art and in science.

> VSAC 2019KADOC, Louvain, 21.08 > 25.08.2019

VANITAS

2008

TIN SOLDIER

2010

TABLEAU NOIR

2011

LE JEU DES NAINS JAUNES

2008

THE LAB

2017

 

Plastic can be considered as a highlight in the history of human dominance over nature. It’s an invention that emanates from an almost divine urge for transformation and imitation. However, this sublime product soon degenerates into the prosaic realm of household consumption. This supernatural produce of a superhuman aspiration clearly is a paradox. It raises question about ‘the sublime’, ‘perfectibility’, ‘emptiness’ and calls for experimentation.

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