animism / ’anɪmɪz(ə)m /noun
Patricia Domingues commissioned these blocks of synthetic gems based on Van Eyck’s colour palette and the mineral pigments that he used.
Feel free to choose a fragment, take a photograph of it with your smartphone and upload it to modernanimism.com/go. You can take the fragment home with you.
By contrasting the physical stone and the uploaded copy, Domingues wants us to think about the virtual, intangible world that is consuming an ever-larger part of our lives. She juxtaposes this with animism: the idea that objects have a soul, which you can make contact with through touch.
Modern Animism in Ghent
Modern Animism, 2019-2020Patricia DominguesInstallationIn collaboration with V-A StudioCreated for Kleureyck