Daniel Van Dijck Fragility Of Things Plates
By Daniel Van Dijck
The Fragility of Things exposes the impotence, the temporality and indeed the brittleness of objects. One tends to be careful and hesitant when confronted with something that appears to be fragile and precarious. This hesitation and carefulness, however, may act as a disruption, or at least provoke an increased awareness of ingrained habits in our daily lives. In the Fragility of Things I deliberately seek the fragilities of tableware, by combining edibles with metal, porcelain and glass and, by doing so, challenge the way we consummate food as well as the aesthetics that go along with it. On an abstract level, the project addresses the fragility and temporality of human life and uses fragile tableware as a metaphor to ‘speak’ about the care it deserves.