19 July 2019 - 4 November 2019
Shōdoshima, Setouchi, JP
The Setouchi Triennale takes place in the picturesque setting of the Seto Inland Sea. Its theme is the Restoration of the Sea, and it aims to revitalise the island communities that once thrived in this beautiful natural environment and to transform the region into a Sea of Hope.
The Silent Room
This installation of injection-molded sculpting produces the building of a soy sauce association that represented a major Shodoshima industry. It creates a space associated with its location on Shodoshima, while generating an experience connecting Belgium in Europe with Japan in Asia that incorporates the cultural environments of both countries. The artist is always addressing the concepts of silence, tranquility, stasis, contemplation and integration through art. Common motifs in the artist's work are sculptures with closed eyes, nature expressed through sculpture (a water lily pond, cherry blossom trees, stones) and cultural phenomena (a grand piano, a study, music). By also providing viewers with tea and soybean snacks, the piece creates a more active experience.