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07 Oct 12 at 5 pm

Fabrice Samyn - All Saints (August) (2011)

During 2011, the artist recorded hundreds of names carved by strangers in public places, on benches, trees, in the street. Once he had covered them in gold leaf, the first names were photographed and 365 of them were selected by the artist to produce a universal calendar. The places where these names were discovered and photographed are primarily places of rest or observation. Public places, at any rate. Places where people want to record their presence, be part of it, express themselves, exist. Samyn likes the idea of elevating wanderers to the status of saints.

(Meessen De Clercq)

Fabrice Samyn - All Saints (August) (2011)

During 2011, the artist recorded hundreds of names carved by strangers in public places, on benches, trees, in the street. Once he had covered them in gold leaf, the first names were photographed and 365 of them were selected by the artist to produce a universal calendar. The places where these names were discovered and photographed are primarily places of rest or observation. Public places, at any rate. Places where people want to record their presence, be part of it, express themselves, exist. Samyn likes the idea of elevating wanderers to the status of saints.

(Meessen De Clercq)
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