Today, I am in the process of weaving a ‘book’ object with the work of Alexis Gautier. A slow weaving,… that speaks of a very different tempo, conjuring up a sense of spaciousness and possibility, with the intention not only to encourage other paces of engagement, but also to inspire and imagine the pursuit of a more holistic way of knowing oneself, encountering others, sharing knowledges and experiences, as well as evolving together toward harmonious and resilient forms of living. Editing does not exist through cuts but through movement, slow movement in which time becomes space and space becomes time. An arrow’s time, an arrow’s space.
The publication is co-produced by CIAP, Museum M (Leuven) and Track Report (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp) on the occassion of Gautier’s show at M (17.09.21-20.03.22) and his upcoming project CIAP (May 2022).
The edition departs from the idea of a chaffeuse — a household item used to warm up one’s bed. After being heated up in an oven, the edition can be wrapped up in the pouch and held close to the body to transmit heat. The coal residue present in the bricks accelerates the baking process and accounts for the unique texture of the ceramics. Each piece is unique — if you would like to choose your brick personally, you are welcome to make an appointment and visit us at C-mine.