Tranches de Vie by Sofie Lachaert & Luc d’Hanis

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“With ‘Tranches de vie’ we bring ‘the environment’, the site of Hornu into the Grand-Hornu Images museum, a complete street with houses, a scenography as a ‘work’ on itself. Every house, every room has its own identity, each work in a unique environment, in a specific context. Windows and doors open onto scenes from life. With subtle interventions everyday objects are enriched with several layers of meaning. Meanings and functions are shifted, senses are stimulated, unexpected beauty revealed. We cordially invite you to take you into our world of wonder, reflection, stillness and poetic experience.

For artist duo, Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis, life and work are inextricably intertwined. They have been collaborating now for over 20 years on an intriguing oeuvre involving objects, furniture and situation-oriented installations whereby the boundaries between applied art, craft and design are both questioned and crossed. Each project is a joint project, each work the result of the symbiosis between these two designers.

With subtle interventions, mundane objects are enhanced with a new experience and a layer of meanings. Often conceptual, often with reference to fine art, each work can be interpreted at various depths, and can be viewed and scrutinised with various gazes. Meanings and functions are displaced, the senses are stimulated, unexpected beauty is exposed. With their work, ‘slld’ bring captivating moments of wonder, reflection and poetic experience into everyday life.

This is also true in ‘Tranches de Vie’.” lachaert.com

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