17 - 19 September 2021
Virtual Vitrine - Lebasille
Lebasille is the pseudonym of Belgian visual artist Isabelle (Antwerp, °1989). Isabelle uses snippets and scraps of the past to explore the horizons of a vintage future. Her ultimate quest: to define things from the heart.
Growing up around antiques, the historicity of objects came to Isabelle naturally. Every day again, she listens to the stories of objects and images from the past. Isabelle cuts up these stories — both literally and figuratively speaking — and brings old and gloomy historical energies back to life.
Using this repertoire as a foundation, she creates novel, surreal worlds. She plays around with proportions, combines elements from vastly different contexts, makes ages clash. This way, a dialectic transformation of the original images occurs, which allows the observer to reinterpret historic elements in refreshing ways, unveiling future possibilities.