La peau de l’ours, Brussels
Safia Hijos, Studio BISKT
A few elements to set the scene and the rest is left to the imagination. The ceramics here are treated like a theatre set, suggesting the garden in a stylized way.
Everything is artificial and the extruded clay tubes – a tribute to the Art Deco style – run along the walls.
Like wild grass, these elements colonize the gaps between the floor and the wall, creating a randomly rhythmic frieze. As a counterpoint, two or three large tufts of grass are set in the space.
It’s about playing for Art-o-rama, with a very theatrical aspect, the slow invasion of a vegetal-inspired sculpture in the interior space. In this play without actors, the colors of the glazes attract attention and play their greatest role.