Aline Verstraten
Giovanna Caimmi
Elise van Mourik
Ingel Vaikla
Lieven Van Speybroeck
Ode de Kort
Eleanor Duffin
Patricia Domingues
Griet Moors
Nadia Sels
Arne De Winde
Kris Nauwelaerts
Peter Snowdon
Carla Swerts
Patrick Ceyssens
Tom Lambeens
Sofie Gielis


Maria Gil Ulldemolins
Saidja Heynickx
Remco Roes
Kris Pint


(Sofie Gielis & Patrick Ceyssens)
Maria Gil Ulldemolins

The afterlife of Catholic images: collapsing forward

Maria’s work looks at how Catholic heritage haunts contemporary, secular imagery. This research-practice rests heavily on Aby Warburg’s approach, in order to invite images to dialogue with each other through intuitive juxtaposition, and suggest a Pathosformel (formula of emotion). In this vein, she is investigating physical and metaphorical collapse (from Latin, “falling together”; referring to the bodily, architectural, systemic). Borrowing the Warburgian Denkraum concept (thinking room), the enquiry grows into how the negative space left by the collapsing figure potentially reveals an opportunity-room for reflection (from Latin, to bounce back light, to bend backwards, and to think). Has a collapsed god left a hole inside ourselves? If so, how can we fulfil this space?