Clémentine Vaultier is a French artist based in Brussels. She dives into various media, sources, languages and fields of knowledge to weave a network of collaborative practices. Through observation of (art) history and iconography, architecture, ceramics, geology or food preparation, through drawings, photos, scans or transcripts of discussions, she collects, creates and organizes in porosity with others material, narratives and events, discussions around objects and research. She is part of the pedagogical team of La Cambre national school of arts (Brussels) where she coordinates workshops and a transdisciplinary research course on heat and collective firing for master students.
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Maximiliaan Royakkers and Ciel Grommen are a duo of artists/architects, whose work – on the threshold of artistic research, education and spatial design – questions social, political and ecological dynamics. Taking complex social contexts and often disturbed landscapes as a starting point, Grommen and Royakkers develop their projects through extensive fieldwork, spatial interventions, and other interactive, participatory formats. Their role as spatial practitioners involves weaving of new narratives into spaces and testing alternative ways of living-together, inhabiting, and relating to our environments.
Jean-François Paquay is a specialist in ceramics and ashes glazing. His long-term practice is embedded in the care and cycles of his garden using the ashes of organic matter he harvests to make local and sustainable glazes. He mastered the understanding of what composes the soil and plants and more importantly how they interfere together, and what they can produce on an aesthetic level.