Maria Thereza Alves

 
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‘As a lexicographer, I am always aware that words are the daughters of earth, but objects are the sons of heaven.’ Samuel Johnson, 1995

Bricks laid in different bonds

The names and different methods for laying bricks for constructing a wall according to a guide for bricklaying. Due to the tense situation between the Flemish and French communities in Brussels (resulting from the former colonization of Belgium by France), spectators engaged in discussions about whether the English Bond or Flemish might be better.

commissioned work: Boxx, Brussels, Belgium, 1995, curated by Dirk Snauwaert

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