Florent

Meeting Florent the 18th Jan 2021 at Brussels Je pousse la porteBonjourNos bras s’enlacentQuelques paroles entre deux gorgées de théEt puis mes genoux sur le tatami Un regard un sourireTes mains qui d’une corde entourent mes poignetsMes brasLes tiens autour de moiJe respire Face contre terre tu prends le contrôle de mes jambes mon dos…

Ficelle

Meeting Ficelle the 28 december 2021 As-tu déjà contemplé ces nuées d’oiseaux? Ces milliers de corps si fragiles qui ondulent et sculptent le ciel de poèmes écrits du bout de leurs ailes. Il doit y avoir quelque chose de plus grand là-haut. Et moi, parfois, j’aimerais devenir oiseau. Ils existent au-delà de la raison. Là…

Elisabeth

Silent bodyFloating in a spaceWithout any restraints Stone wrapped upIn ropesPushed into the wild river Deep silence on the bottomof the dark waterAll energy is preserved, compressedcontained with the ropes. Dragged upDried in a garden of stonesFloating in the streamOf unconscious desires. Deep deep dark spaceon the edge of a cliffdancing in a sea of…

Bea

“How do you crack a walnut?” I ask him this question with sincerity as I’m eyeing up the bowl of walnuts that’s sat between us. I could’ve walked straight in and started talking immediately about rope, but I think that’s poor etiquette. Besides, I was genuinely curious to see how a walnut is cracked. There’s…

Daily picture of my practice

I love pictures. In 2009, in the middle of a deep depression, a painter (Marie Stephane) suggested to me that I could use a camera to watch the world, if looking at it directly was too difficult. And it worked. I started to compose and organize reality through a deforming machine. That was perverted enough…

The notion of Omote and Ura // La notion d’Omote et Ura

Version française en dessous. The notion of Omote and Ura Too often translated in the West (in particular in the martial arts) as: something and its opposite, the notions of Omote and Ura are indissociable. Omote is the part that is visible, Ura the part that is hidden. Far from talking about opposition, we are…

The Notion of “Hana” // La notion de « Hana »

The Notion of “Hana” The term Hana refers to the flower in Japanese. It is also above all a primordial notion in Japanese arts. Japan is an insular country which knows earthquakes, volcanic eruption and typhoons only too well. These are natural constraints which, combined with their history of the Japanese people (that is to…

The Notion of Ma-Ai // La notion de Ma-Ai

Version française en dessous The Notion of Ma-Ai The classical translation of the Japanese term Ai is harmony. The legendary politeness of the Japanese is one of the representations of this additional element of Japanese culture. It is very important for the Japanese to read, understand and feel the state of mind of their interlocutors.…