On first sight you see the shape of an egg, the two gateways inviting you to enter.
Symbolic associations spring to the visitor’s mind, suggesting richness and universality, linked to ideas of birth, unity, perfection, of a cocoon, of transformation.
The structure is a combination of 24 crossed spiral pairs, based on the Golden Number.
This organic fractal structure that exists in the universe, suggests the shape of a pine-cone, a pineapple or a seashells.
The purpose of the installation OVO is to offer an art object, global and multi-sensory in scope, to which a dimension of a luminous event is added, provided by the plays of light and the visual and acoustic animations.
The visitor is invited to walk on the water to reach the interior, as if to vanish into a metaphysical mist. The watery surface reflects the egg-like structure, the lighting, and also the silhouettes of the visitors which bring the surface to life by their passage.
Seen from inside the sense of intensity, of being drawn towards the sky, underlines the dynamism conveyed by the forms of the structure.
Koert Vermeulen has been a lighting designer for over 18 years. He started his career in 1989 as founder of ASP, a professional lighting & sound supply company. In 1995 he founded ACT design, a company providing lighting design services for the entertainment business, creating compelling designs for theatre, spectacle, events & concerts, fashion shows and expositions.
Marcos Vinals Bassols is a free lance scenographer, working on the design and production of stage sets and 3-dimensional spaces for theatre, shows, exhibitions and events, and on installations on public spaces.
Pol Marchandise was born in Belgium in 1958. After studying social psychology, he specializes in the art-therapy. In this context, he moderates workshops on creative self-expression.
Mostafa Hadi was born in Morocco in 1965 being the son of a carpenter. He left his country in 1987 to study Physical Sciences at the University of Metz (France) and arrived in Belgium in 1990 for an organic farming internship.