*The research unit ‘Image’ brings together researchers in the arts around three research nodes: (1)the coming into being of the image, (2) the interaction between image, word and discourse, and (3) the relationship between image and society.
This time, it was an inventive “letter” to reparative aspects of our research. An exploration into the embryology of the artistic process, pain, memory, and time.
A still life that Lore Smolders “painted” on the table yesterday looked like a determined attempt to hold on to the healing tools, to quell the inner turbulence by concentrating on the solid facts and objects of life. Around a sturdy wooden ‘table with a hole’ she has “laid out” a symbolic array of the remedial pillars of her existence.
Later on, Roel Kerkhofs presented his creation, this very ‘table with a hole’, and elucidated why he made this table. As I’ve understood he found it steadying. What a capacity for getting carried away…
In turn, I did my stance on “it is in silence that poetry, like prayer, arises”, almost like a patient etherising upon a table.
Paparazzi: Jan Peeters, thank you!