Sounds like art | Madness

Sounds like art:

Madness. Students at M.

For this series Sounds like art, we listen to five students from Leuven with a diverse background, from a law student to a philosophy student. Together they made a selection of artworks from the M collection as part of the Madness exhibition. Listen to their personal story about the different pieces they selected to discover their view of the work.

 

On this page you can discover five works from the collection. Listen to the first episode and let your imagination run wild. Afterwards, look at the artwork behind the story. Enjoy listening!

Poetry resounds through the interplay of word and image. Now it’s your turn. This work invites different interpretations. But watch out! Be careful what you think, because it might just be that you’re mad. And you wouldn’t want to step outside normality.

Do you have an idea what the artwork could look like? Yes? Then it's time to take a peek! 

I’m Camille and I’m looking for a path within madness. You might think from this introduction that I sound a little flaky. Don’t worry, I won’t hold it against you.

Do you have an idea what the artwork could look like? Yes? Then it's time to take a peek! 

To me, though, there’s something of the everywoman about Bertha, trapped in the rigid gender roles of the nineteenth century. Next to her, you see Le Patriarche, the true cause of her madness.

Do you have an idea what the artwork could look like? Yes? Then it's time to take a peek! 

The bull is insane by the time it enters the arena. It has spent hours trying to straighten up in a crate placed at an angle. It has been beaten with sandbags and had its testicles electrocuted to stoke its rage.

Do you have an idea what the artwork could look like? Yes? Then it's time to take a peek! 

Are you happier if you don’t believe? Or is it precisely the case that faith – in doing the right thing, in justice, in the meaning of life – makes onerous lives lighter?

Do you have an idea what the artwork could look like? Yes? Then it's time to take a peek! 

This artwork is a part of the exhibition 'Madness. Students at M'. Curious for more? Take a look at the virtual tour.