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FIRST DATE


FIRST DATE

Tramaine de Senna and Lisse Declercq

03 - 30 May 2021; also part of Antwerp Art Weekend 2021

Dinner and a movie, expectations, a dance between reality and fantasy. "First Date" marks the first collaboration between Lisse Declercq and Tramaine de Senna as a symbiosis of each other's oeuvres. Playing with the history of the Bernaerts space (former movie theater "Cinema Tokio"), layers of projection, and the construction of appearances, the exhibition examines personal histories in relation to pop culture and symbolism: distance makes the dream.










"Flame to Rose" (Fuschia Zebra)
matelasseé: stretch polyester fabric, satin, zebra fur pile, 
organza, cotton, and polyester batting
390cm (H) x 78cm (W) x 2cm (D)
2021

"The Rose is without a 'wherefor'—she blooms because she blooms."
- Angelus Silesius, "The Cherubinic Pilgrim" (1657)












"Azteca Genie Ticket Booth"
230cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 80cm (D)
print on cardboard: green malachite stone, brushed gold, 
black marble with white veins; plexiglass, gold foil, LED strip
2021



"Flame to Rose" (Tony the Tiger)
matelasseé: stretch polyester fabric, metallic lamé, polyester 
tiger print, tulle, cotton, and polyester batting
390cm (H) x 78cm (W) x 2cm (D)
2021






"Horseshoes and Handgrenades, II"
ceramic earthenware resting on ceramic on matelasseé object
61cm (H) x 48cm (W) x 21cm (D)
2021



"Starring" (left)
ceramic earthenware on matelasseé object;
sgraffito: white clay over brown;
main: 72cm (H) x 51cm (W) x 21cm (D); 
top: 43cm (H) x 43cm (W) x 32cm (D)
2021






Untitled
glazed earthenware ceramic on matelasseé object
61cm (H) x 54cm (W) x 25cm (D)
2021









"Stacked"
glazed stoneware ceramic on matelasseé object
readymades: 2 wigs, earrings, 3 pairs of eyelashes
80cm (H) x 36cm (W) x 33cm (D)
2021






"Flame to Rose" (Teal)
 matelasseé: stretch sequin, satin, polyester blend fabric, 
tulle, cotton, and polyester batting
390cm (H) x 78cm (W) x 2cm (D)
2021









"Loops"
graphite and colored pencil on acid-free Bristol paper
43cm (H) x 35cm (W)
2020



“Vase, Blue Boot” 
(cleopatra w/steel black back and cornflower blue interior )
glazed earthenware (dark brown) ceramic
44cm (H) x 26cm (W) x 10.5cm (D)
2020



"Vase, Pink"
glazed stoneware ceramic
50cm (H) x 29cm (W) x 13cm (D)
2021



“Vase, Serpentine” 
(cornflower blue - cleopatra w/red interior)
glazed earthenware (black) ceramic
49cm (H) x 34cm (W) x 30cm (D)
2020









“Vase, Thunder and Blitzen” 
(reflective glaze w/wild mauve and cornflower blue)
glazed earthenware (cream) ceramic
49cm (H) x 34cm (W) x 30cm (D)
2020





"Vase, Color Boot"
glazed stoneware ceramic
50cm (H) x 29cm (W) x 13cm (D)
2021













"First Date"
printed flyer, front
10.5cm (H) x 21cm (W)



"First Date"
printed flyer, back
10.5cm (H) x 21cm (W)



"First Date"
printed poster
59.4cm (H) x 42cm (W)



"First Date" 
preview ticket; print on stock holographic paper
14cm (H) x 6.8cm (W)



"Cinema Tokyo krijgt artistiek vervolg." Gazet van Antwerpen, 11 May 2021, p. 17. 



Steverlynck, Sam. "Vijf opmerkelijke initiatieven tijdens Antwerp Art Weekend." Antwerp Art Weekend 2021, Een publicatie van HART. 13 - 16 May 2021, p. 18.



Antwerp Art Weekend 2021 publication/ magazine
front and back cover



Antwerp Art Weekend 2021
printed flyer, front
14.8cm (H) x 21cm (W)



Antwerp Art Weekend 2021
printed flyer, back