Can you imagine how much we, as human beings, are entangled with what surrounds us?

Created in reference to Jan van Eyck’s altarpiece, Re-table(au) questions our relationship to food, inspired by the edible plants depicted in the painting. Looking at it with a contemporary perspective, the installation echoes this imaginary garden, symbolizing two aspects of our current food system; blurred seasonality and locality. Centralized around the tentacular relation between food, time and space, the piece activates the perpetual movement of foodsystems. The work emphasizes on being a colourful sensorial ecosystem activating the relation between plant, landscape and the body. The work contains printed textiles, ceramics and preserved flavours that are all sourced from plants and represent contemporary tools for ceremonial rituals, feeding our eater imagination.

I like to gather my thoughts during my morning walk through the garden. Planting ideas, and let them grow to feed my imagination. It all starts with the gesture of creating a relationship between food, time and space, like a tentacular composition.

When you wander through a landscape, how can the landscape wander through you? 

Perpetual movement
Imagine a garden with endless loops and routes where you discover different smells, patterns and textures when the hours of the day pass by. The garden isn’t frozen in time. It is constantly changing, growing and renewing itself. When you want to be part of this garden you must embrace this movement, lose yourself and reactivate your relationship with it again and again. 

Can you imagine how much we, as human beings, are entangled with what surrounds us?

Apple breaking open
Our work is not everlasting. Grounded in the moment, we immerse ourselves in a landscape and we embody its sensorial ecosystem, conscious of its ephemeral quality. It bursts open, it is to be shared and in the end, it flows away.