S H R O U D - r a í c e s

costume installation, 2019
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp


A shroud is, generally, a piece of cloth used to wrap a deceased person. This shroud was conceived to represent the life of its owner from the perspective of their closest relatives.

Each one of them was asked to create knots in the fabric. Every constellation of knots creates a shape representative of a thought, a feeling or a memory related to the life of the deceased. The final shape of the shroud becomes then a shared archive of memories, a beacon conmemorating the existence of that person.

The following images are part of the study of such person with regards to their private life as well as their surrounding environment.