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|Title: ||Smoke Flowers|
|CreatorArtist: ||De Cupere, Peter|
|Keywords: ||Smoke Flower|
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Start Date: ||2017-05-06|
|Review Discipline: ||beeldende kunsten|
|Research Context: ||How scent add context to the work of art|
|Description: ||In Smoke Flowers, De Cupere lets flowers take revenge on the human population by regurgitating industrial air pollution. It is not what one would expect from the sight of these delicate flowers. Flowers do still give the world a bit of color, lushness, efflorescence and - typically - they smell delightful. All this beauty melts like snow before the sun at the sight of the Smoke Flowers. The work itself has a dreary quality and at the same time is very poetic. Spectators are transfixed by the little flowers which spit out a hint of smoke every now and then, emitting the scent of air pollution. Yet the spectator has to put in effort and has to come near to the flowers. They have to bend down, be attentive, look back and once again look attentively at the abundance of nature to then experience, unexpectedly, this poetic occurrence of smoke coming out of a flower. Realizing that the hint of smoke contains the scent of intense air pollution and not the pleasant scent of a flower, the spectator is forced to question, reflect and go back to nature.
The work criticizes our social attitude towards the urban and industrial pollution. It beseeches us to reflect on air pollution for not only do we as people suffer from it, but nature too is a victim. Scents: With/thanks to the support of IFF. Bernardo Fleming, Meahb Mc Curtin, Laura French, Gregoire Hausson, Marine Hetheier|
|Link to publication: ||https://vimeo.com/214104335|
|Type: ||Artistic/designerly creation|
|Appears in Collections: ||Artistic/designerly creations|
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