This piece is based on a recurring theme in Kasper Bosmans’ work, a frequently depicted cage.
Is it a recurring dream? A peculiar poetry of gold and silver, or a kind of crystallisation, perhaps? An extravagant tale or a (caged) cock-and-bull story?
When asked about this jewel, he replied: “A parrot and an owl (or was it a falcon?) sat quietly in a bottomless cage. To be free they should take a fall first. Let’s put roosting and stargazing into perspective.”
An intuitive researcher and playful compiler of materials, Kasper Bosmans collects and transposes formal elements and anthropological principles into his work. His artistic practice is rooted in science, design, and folklore as well as local and universal history, and art. His research provides a context for an artistic interplay between acquired knowledge and a certain poetry.