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intervention in public space

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sculpture and installation

H&A
carpet
40 x 40 x 40 cm.
2012

I&B
carpet
15 x 50 x 50 cm.
2012

J&C
carpet
15 x 50 x 50 cm.
2012


The “H&A” series of sculptures were realised during a residency stay at Lokaal01 in Antwerp, Belgium. We took a visual arts research perspective on the diamond industry in the Flemish city, also known as the capital of the international diamond business. Our research developed through close observation of this very particular world. For example, we noticed that many of the institutions we visited all had the same type of modular wall-to-wall carpet. This is because diamonds can easily fall out of your hands and once they hit the floor they jump about and can be difficult to find. This wouldn’t be a problem in most businesses but, in the diamond industry, it’s another matter. As someone told us, the level of employee control in this business is quite exhaustive with meticulous checks at entrance and exit to avoid any small stone being stolen. So carpet tiles were very significant and we started working with those modules as a sculptural material, cutting, assembling them and searching for new forms.