My work is inspired mainly by speculative realism and new materialism. Since my studies in Belgium, I have been influenced by object-oriented philosophy and the relationship with non-human entities, accompanied more recently by the nature of contingency. I concentrate on the active role of non-human materials – vital things which speak to us in a strange region of the aesthetic sphere. I strive to create a speculative narrative, in which irrepressible things pulsate with life and become a living installation thanks to the aesthetic effects that they evoke, which are moments that enable us to look into their non-identity.
It occurs to me that the daily passengers on the tram to Stéphanie station have been witnesses to these fallen fragments for over a month, and I speculate about why the original part of the building 'decided' to fall and shatter after more then a century? I try to imagine what the stone remnants had witnessed and whether the intention was to reproduce themselves in order to change their perspective. I begin to think about what will happen to the stones (which probably originated in some granite quarry). As I clean my stone of its mud I felt its granular texture and thought about silence and dialogue - the former, our exclusion from … the latter, a conversation between the individual fragments.