One thing I didn’t show you in yesterday’s post about this year’s Existenz week, is this installation called ‘Hatching’ by architects Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. Together with the students from Existenz, they designed and executed this installation at one of the floors of the old Stella Artois bottling plant. For more information, a really cool video of the construction and more photos (by me!), you can take a look here.
all photos by me
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know my love for Existenz, the organization of first master students of architecture in Leuven, who make it their goal for the year to turn an abandoned building into a playground for everyone who loves art and architecture (and an occasional drink and dance), and this for only one week. As every year, this year’s edition was a blast. The location, the old bottling plant of Stella Artois, was breath-takingly beautiful (that light!) and I think the photos show it well, which explains the photo overload after the jump. (In case you can’t tell: I got myself a new camera (canon eos 650d) and I’m thrilled with its results!) Continue reading
cover of a magazine to celebrate the anniversaries of the Sint-Lukas schools of fine art, flyer for Doclisboa (documentary film festival in Lisbon) and a flyer for an exhibition by Kristof Luyckx and Tim Enthoven at the Alley gallery in Hasselt
After spending 5 months in Lisbon, I came back to the same room in Leuven. Almost every wall in this room used to be covered with photo frames, postcards, posters and everything else that reminded me of beautiful memories. Since I’m only living here for a few more months, I didn’t feel like spending hours putting everything back up (and taking all of it back down afterwards…), but the empty version of what had been my home for the past years, only reminded me of how much I missed Lisbon. So I moved some furniture around and put up some different stuff, making it feel like I was living in a new place. And it worked!
scratch world map I got for my birthday from friends (available at Urban Outfitters) and a deer head from Tiger bought in Lisbon
photos of the ocean and the Tejo above my bed (I promise I will do a post about those later!)
pineapple postcard for the exhibition New York is an Island by Lucas Knipscher
thrifted saucer, pretty rock from Morocco found by a friend, cd’s from bonobo, portico quartet, james blake, balthazar and the black keys (all new since I got back, oops, but I recommend all of them), graphic novel ‘Binnenskamers’ by Tim Enthoven (birthday gift from my sister), ‘It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be‘ by Paul Arden (recommended!)
photos by me
Last year I was very impressed by Ithaka (a yearly exhibition of visual arts organized by students), so this year I had to check it out again. Unfortunately I was a little bit disappointed, (maybe because of the location that wasn’t nearly as impressive as the one from last year?) but these balloons filled with colored pigment by Laurens Mariën kind of made up for it.
photos by me
Sadly, these are the last photos of Lisbon I have left to share with you… The only post, reminding of my 5 month Erasmus in this wonderful city, that I have yet to prepare for you, is an overview of all the amazing places I have discovered there. The emails I’ve been getting from you, tell me that this would be very helpful! (Although I’m still happy to share my thoughts and tips via email with you, so don’t be shy.) Anyway, these photos are from the time the lovely people from Existenz (I used to be one of them, 2 years ago) spent in Lisbon, while travelling through Portugal. I sacrificed one precious day of my last 2 weeks in this city to show them around (with the help of a friend who has some tour guide experience) and take them to my favorite places in the city. Here you see glimpses of Igreja do Carmo (or at least it’s floor), Alfama and the breathtaking view from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for more Lisbon photos on this blog in the near future. Nothing could make me happier than going back!