2103 / hints of domesticity

Hints of domesticity is a subtle architectural intervention made for the installation of Eva Giolo’s film Flowers blooming in our throats within the group show Regenerate in Wiels, Brussels.

The intervention takes hints from ornamental elements used in residential spaces and re-appropriates a ceiling moulding. Unlike how it is most commonly used, the moulding is placed at around 2/3 height of the space. While suggesting a certain domestic feel, it introduces a new horizontal line in the space, creating a slight distance between the technical noise above and the room below. Thus, without ignoring nor cancelling the industrial nature of the building, the ornamental element takes on new a new role of creating a gentle environment while mirroring the domestic touch of Giolo’s film.


Brussels, Belgium
Special thanks
Eva Giolo (artist)
Zoe Gray and Helena Kritis (curators)