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Karel Verhoeven (°1982, Ghent)
creates autonomous and applied works
including both print, digital, spatial work,
video, photography and performances.
Since his graphic design, art and mediastudies in Ghent (BE)
and Athlone (IRL), he started working as a designer and visual artist,
often in-situ and on a co-creativ way collaborating with organisations,
companies, other visual artists, designers, architects, musicians and externals.
After Part 1, a series of permanent integrated architectural sculptures for a residential care centre De Lovie at Poperinge, part 2 consists of 10 hands made out of bronze, connected to the building.
The building is a living area for people with specific mental en physical care.
Most of the time they are locked up inside.
Unless these people are mostly hidden and kept away from the other inhabitants of the centre, they have a great urge to hug, to greet and to make contact with other people.
The hands are casted from 10 of the inhabitants, shaped in bronze and connected to the exterior of the building.
Each hand characterizes the physical and mental qualities of the inhabitant.
Some of the hands fulfill a specific role. One of them is used to feed birds, connected to the inside terrace of a specific inhabitant, collecting everyday his bread crumbs.
The series of hands refer to monuments in public spaces.