“I started this series as an extension of my work Sans issue. It is a vision of Brussels as an apocalyptic building site. It is about looking at the urban from its most inauthentic, morbid side, and not as it really is, the city as the epicentre of life and lives. I blend this with a certain tenderness and irony, adding a layer of poetry, hope, and nature to the chaos. In my view, the city is increasingly becoming an inhospitable force of attraction. This observation is completely aligned with my central concerns: I enjoy looking for things that seem dead within what is full of life, and life within things that seem dead. This miniseries is a kind of dissection of that strange and paradoxical vibration in certain places in Brussels.”
About Aurore Dal Mas
Aurore Dal Mas (Belgium, 1981) takes photos, writes, studies, and manipulates. Her work attests to the compromised beauty of the eternal and questions the masks of temptation; She exhibited at the Museum of Photography in Charleroi and 44 Gallery in Bruges.
In the Framed series, a different Brussels-based photographer captures the city in four photographs every month. In black and white or with a theatrical glow, from on top of a tower or with a tripod firmly on the cobblestones, with a melancholy gaze or with their eyes wide open to the city’s surreal nature.