|accrochage «Lightness?» january - march 2012
Wim Delvoye was born in 1965 in Belgium.
He is known for his often provocative and shocking projects, like the Cloaca, a machine reproducing the operation of the digestive system, or his tattooed pigs. Delvoye is interested in and explores the idea of what makes an object become art.
He doesn’t work alone in his studio, but is surrounded by a group of technicians and specialists. Each product is designed, tested and tried out in different variations. An important production line consists of his ‘gothic’ works: a series of monumental metal models or replicas, sometimes on a scale of 1 to 1, of industrial equipments or machinery in ‘gothic style’.