Kasper De Vos, 'A Shepherd's poem'


Plus-one Gallery, (South)

Solo exhibition of the Belgian artist Kasper De Vos
During the opening there will be a performance by Joachim Badehorst.

PLUS-ONE Gallery (South)
Vlaamsekaai 74-75, 2000 Antwerp, BE

"The cows are the most social thing I see these days
They munch the grass in twos and threes
And stalk off to the milk parlour.

The slow part of my brain is practising stillness,
Diving under the wind and drinking the mist.
The fast part is still in the city, wolfing down coffee and algorithms.

I walk the fields and contemplate authors who wrote books walking fields and
Wonder why my brain hasn’t gotten there yet.

I am still an outsider because I haven’t learned to dance around conversation yet.
Like love making, it’s better to draw it out than to ask directly
How much, and when, and for how long.

Money is never mentioned.
Clocks are never clocked.
When the winds part and a neighbour meaders up the path to say a socially distanced hello
There are warm eyes, patient in a way not previously seen.

We shop at the same food shop and wear similar clothes because the weather dictates it.

Even the letterboxes are similar and we uphold certain traditions like
Always baking extra cookies for the neighbours and
Sharing some of the vegetable crop.

From time to time the farmers gather all the shit of the cows and spray it onto the fields
To help the grass to grow.
Then the cows come and eat the grass
And shit."
Text: Ella Deburca

Represented artist

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