From the Lab of Lies Caeyers

LAB

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

Lies Caeyers - Fig. 1

VANITAS

2008

Lies Caeyers - Vanitas

TABLEAU NOIR

2011

Lies Caeyers - Tableau Noir / Bordkrijt voor Broodthaers
Lies Caeyers - Tableau Noir

LE JEU DES NAINS JAUNES

2008

Lies Caeyers - Le jeu des nains jaunes
Lies Caeyers - Le jeu des nains jaunes

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.

Lies Caeyers - Materbi
Lies Caeyers - Materbi

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 called for experimentation during a residency at Gouvernement, Ghent.

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Lies Caeyers - The Lab, Gouvernement Gent
Lies Caeyers - The Lab, Gouvernement Gent
Lies Caeyers - The Lab, Gouvernement Gent
Lies Caeyers - The Lab, Gouvernement Gent
Lies Caeyers - The Lab, Gouvernement Gent