2103 / hints of domesticity

Hints of domesticity is a subtle architectural intervention made for the installation of the film Flowers blooming in our throats within the group show Regenerate in Wiels, Brussels. Contrary to the industrial nature of the museum building which used to be used as a beer brewery, the film of Eva Giolo portrays subtle scenes of intimacy shot in domestic environments.

The intervention takes hints from ornamental elements used in residential spaces and re-appropriates a ceiling cornice. Unlike how it is most commonly used, the cornice is placed at around 2/3 height of the space. While suggesting a certain domestic feel, the cornice 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 where the film can co-exist in.


Brussels, Belgium