Cripplewood by Berlinde De Bruyckere

Kreupelhout – Cripplewood, installation detail at the Belgian pavilion on the occasion of the 55th International Art Exhibition — Venice Biennale, 2013

Kreupelhout – Cripplewood, installation detail at the Belgian pavilion on the occasion of the 55th International Art Exhibition — Venice Biennale, 2013



Author:

Berlinde de Bruyckere

Year:

2013 

1 June - 24 November 2013 

Location:

Pavilion of Belgium, 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

Photographs:

image © Mirjam Devriendt

Source:

belgianpavilion domusweb

 

Note: 

The installation follows on De Bruyckere's signature practice of making life-size reconstructions of objects and bodies. But instead of replicating animals or human bodies, the work replicates an enormous uprooted elm tree, merging into a mass of trunks and limbs with a resemblance to the muscles, tendons and bones of the human body. Between the tree’s limbs, soft pillows, blankets and rags are used to soothe and support the exposed body. In "Kreupelhout – Cripplewood", the metamorphosis from man to tree and vice versa is tangible but incomplete.

from: domusweb