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Merlin Spie : The light of the body is the eye

Seven adults, three children, a layer that floats above the floor, a bunch of hands that float above a woman, shadows of a woman on the floor, a broken man against the wall and a spine. Artificial air floats in a tank and there's a black circle.

This work talks about death (black) and live (circular air). The life as an element in an abstract construction (square as an ultimate cultivation), the stratification (platform), the horizontal and vertical thinking, about the intuitive truth (shadows), mystical heights (triangle) of the inner sight without opening the eyes as an external sense (title).

The installation is 15m on 10m, and 5m high.

Side Effects


Side Effects


Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode Marítima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.

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