Les Nouveaux commanditaires

Nya Uppdragsgivare
Nuovi Committenti
Nuevos Comanditarios
Taiteen Uudet Tukijat
De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers
New Patrons
Die Neue Auftraggeber
Komanditario berriak

Between thought and feeling
Anya Gallaccio

Patrons - Kasterlinden school staff
Mediator - Win Van den Abbeele, the New patrons of Belgium
Kasterlinden school, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (Brussels), Belgium, 2017

The context

The children at the Kasterlinden Institute suffer from visual, hearing and language impairments as well as autistic disorders.

The commission

In response to the exclusion that affects these children, commissioned artist Anya Gallaccio has created a particular work. The first proposals involve new anatomical models of complex ear, eye and throat ear canal models requiring the development of specific software. The scientific contributions of these scientists motivated the Universities of Louvain and San Diego (where Gallaccio resides) to take an interest and contribute their expertise. The fact that the scientific world invests and collaborates, more graciously, is well perceived by the children and the institute's team: a pure antidote to exclusion!