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Aline Vandeplas: Gold-up

Exhibition  /  02 Apr 2009  -  25 Apr 2009
Published: 27.03.2009
Silke & the Gallery
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Intro
(…) For many years, Aline Vandeplas has been collecting references to the words ‘gold’ and ‘jewel’: objects like de gouden gids, jonagold, boule d’or, goldhorn, tazza d’orro, as well as an inventory of hundreds of images (...)

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Aline Vandeplas
“The flâneur, as is well known, makes ‘studies’. (…) His eyes open, his ear ready, searching for something entirely different from what the crowd gathers to see. A word dropped by chance will reveal to him one of those character traits that cannot be invented and that must be drawn directly from life. (…)”

(…) For many years, Aline Vandeplas has been collecting references to the words ‘gold’ and ‘jewel’: objects like de gouden gids, jonagold, boule d’or, goldhorn, tazza d’orro, as well as an inventory of hundreds of images, snapshots, taken after dislodging these terms from the density of urban life. Fascinated by these objects and names, referring all to golden jewels in many different ways, she adopts, transforms and remodels them into new jewellery creations. Everywhere she goes, she takes her camera with her, like an extension of herself. Like the ultimate Baudelairian flâneur, observing her surroundings with remarkable care. Every personal discovery becomes a micro link in her universe, slowly reshaping. In her vast collection and Eldorado , she revalues daily objects, a process she refers to as ‘Gold-uppen’. (…) 

Evelien Bracke 

Remarks

Photo: we are all heroes, Joke Leuridan
Photo: boules d'or, Stefanie Geerts

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