Title: AFFAIRES assemblages
Where: Plantentuin serres Gent, Belgium
Period: 2014, 12, 13 & 14 September
Format: Film-performances, Installation
Who: Joke Raes (Belgium)
Materials: found nature materials, industrial remnants, knittings, lasercutting sky, plumes...
Context & concept:
In AFFAIRES the dubious relationship of people and nature is exposed. Thus, in Joke Raes's living portraits (film performances) different facets of that relationship with nature take shape.
Joke Raes' creations in the botanical garden were concieved during an artist residency in the Peruvian Amazon, and in Dahab, Egypt. Several residues of performances and assemblages are presented in three greenhouses. The works are made from found materials from all over the world (India, Peru, Switzerland Australia ...). She also worked with remnants of industrial production and original textile designs.