kneaded memory by dalila goncalves at beaufort04
kneaded memory by dalila goncalves at beaufort04 kneaded memory by dalila goncalves at beaufort04
apr 18, 2012

kneaded memory by dalila goncalves at beaufort04

‘kneaded memory’ by dalila gonçalves, 2012

dalila gonçalves: kneaded memory beaufort04, blankenberge, belgium on now until september 30th, 2012

portuguese artist dalila gonçalves has developed an outdoor sculpture garden formed from boulders with their surfaces partially covered with decorative portugese ‘azulejos’ tiles. each patterned rock has been made so by the artist’s use of hand crafted tiles which typically adorn her home country’s vibrant façades while decorated in the style of brussels’ blankenberge region. the discarded tile pieces have been re-purposed, giving the historic building components a revival within the context of rocks of various sizes and formations each developed with a half-modern- interpretation-of-tile skin.

in order to develop the outdoor installation, the artist and her team mapped the exterior of the boulders– a grid was created to note where each decorative component would be permanently positioned. each piece of vibrant earthenware was then formed to fit the convex and concave formation of the rocks, hugging the surface of the natural objects. the positioning of the bright tiles seem to spill over the stones, creating a work which is incredibly refined in the artist’s employment of the ancient tilework techniques of ‘azulejos’ with the naturally-occuring and organic formation of each boulder, linking her own belgian heritage with the history of blankenberge’s ‘faience’ pottery.

‘kneaded memory’ is on show in blankenberge, belgium as part of the 2012 edition of beaufort04: fourth triennial of contemporary art by the sea.

the boulders are arranged randomly in the church’s courtyard

the tiles have been sculpted to move with each rock’s surface

the artist selected boulders of various sizes to display the reconfigured tiles

visitors enjoy the ‘azulejos’ boulder brightened public gathering space

each boulder was put into place by a sizeable crew with the necessity of a fork lift

the tile components have been reshaped to hug the surface of their boulder

every ‘azulejos’ has been hand-painted

first, the artist and her team mapped the exterior of the massive rocks

a grid was created to note where each tile component would be permanently positioned

  • That´s so cool it hurts! But how do you reshape one of these tiles?

    waccacacca says:
  • Parabéns Dalila, um exercício lindíssimo de replicagem de identidade sobre um suporte natural.

    carloscasimirocosta - ccc says:

  • great job

    Ring says:
  • Parabéns Dalila! Muito bom. É um orgulho seres portuguesa e minha conterranea!! A tua mãe e minha ex colega de escola primária deve estar muito orgulhosa. Beijinhos e muitas felicidades para o teu trabalho.

    Ana Maria Nogueira das Neves says:
  • interesting……

    Leo 4.19.12 says:
  • great!

    denis popenkov says:
  • beautiful.

    globalporco says:
  • Um trabalho realmente maravilhoso! Parabéns!

    né santelmo says:
  • muy bonito!

    mexicano says:
  • Fantástico.

    DPinto says:
  • Obrigado, Thanks!

    dalila gonçalves says:
  • Falta Obras de arte assim no BRASIL! Parabens!

    Felipe says:
  • c est de la merde

    miaou says:
  • way cool!

    @miaou: get back to your cat food pussy!

    buzzoff says:

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