2022, ceramics, chains, glass, drinks, reception
I’ll explain everything to the geese is a happening based on elements of a Belgian folk tradition. The event questions the beauty and the burden of belonging to a group, a community, a family. 

You enter the space, head straight to the open bar. This part of the social event is familiar to you. Then you find a ceramic object chained to your glass. Free festivities in exchange for taking care of a delicate item all evening: do accept these terms?

As the crowd grows bigger, the recurrence of the objects becomes nearly ritualistic. The people who are carrying the same burden are involuntarily connected. Are you proud you are a part of it? Relieved you are not?

The objects, similar as they may seem, are all handmade and unique. These small differences might spark conversations. How do you interpret the individuality in this shared experience? The awkwardness of the familiar?

Reflect on responsibility. Imagine mysterious origin stories. Enjoy a nice glass of whatever. 



ABOUT

In his interdisciplinary practice, Ignace Cami (°1986, BE) takes folk culture as a starting point to make objects, sculptures, installations and writings. He thereby activates the contemporary meaning of local history.



Trained as a printmaker and sculptor, Cami started moving towards more active and social ways of distributing his projects. Each project creates a new platform for social interaction. By emphasizing familiarity in his own tender and playful way, he pushes the boundaries of performativity and storytelling.

 

He also ran the artist run CRYING space with Ward Zwart and is a part of collaborative projects like Haas & Gaai, Boris & Kitchenknife and Nestvlieders.

+ CV & selected shows


CONTACT

ignace.cami(at)gmail(dot)com