Flanders Avenue20-28 October 2012

4 established Flemish designers selected 4 of their pupils, 4 'ones-to-watch'.
Caroline Voet took on the scenography and designed a landscape where these designers can enter into dialogue.
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Geoffrey Brusatto & Tom Lambeens
Maarten De Ceulaer & Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence
Nedda El-Asmar & Celina Gram
Michaël Verheyden & Jill Ryckaert

Caroline Voet took on the scenography and designed a landscape where these designers can enter into dialogue.
Inspiration was taken from the identity of the design objects. Caroline Voet: 'A clear line running through all this work is the DIRECTNESS. This is because these Flemish designers return to the essence of an object, an essence of use. The directness is equally induced by a constant exchange between the two-dimensionality and the three-dimensionality within the expression. The pieces often grow from a strong two-dimensional profile. A fine line is bended. A figure extruded. Deep space and layering. The story changes when the perspective changes. Turning around, gazing inside, sniffing closely, from all sides. Another inspiration is the tactile character of the objects. There always is an emphasis on the crafting, the workmanship. Textile, objects, graphics.
Paper, ink, copper, leather, ceramics, glass, silver, patina. Sobriety and complimentary colors.
The objects possess what we call in Flanders ‘een hoge aaibaarheidsfactor’.'

For the landscape of the scenography, Caroline Voet equally played with several dimensions. There is a shift in scale, subtle sliding perspectives, folds, projections and shadows. Flanders Avenue is a gallery with several bays. People are passing through, slowly or quickly. The objects engage with this movement. As such, also the visitor is invited within the scenery of objects in dialogue.