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10.09 19.09

Place

8 rue Fritz Toussaint, Ixelles
ARTS & CRAFTS

Isabelle van oost

About

I create lamps, there are the tropical ones that came back with me from Brazil and the UFOs made from the assembly of plastic parts.
In general, these plastic objects were designed for functional and domestic use: kitchen utensils, fragments of tools, children's toys...
I give them a new life in my luminous creations, transforming them into rocket engines, into buildings.
As I work, I project myself into a futuristic utopian world organized in simple geometries, a world à la Oskar Schlemmer and Winsor McCay (Little Nemo). One by one, my lamps create a kind of great city, dreamed in bright or opalescent lights, dotted with towers, pagodas, domes and terraces.

During my years in Brazil, I spent time with indigenous tribes, Bororo, Guarani and Xavante. I compare my process of collecting used plastic to make my lamps, to the way the Indians collect feathers to make their wonderful ornaments.

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