It is no coincidence that the artist chose the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie Museum as the location for her work. The old hospital was once the most important healthcare establishment in Bruges where many plague victims were welcomed and treated. Textile patterns, digital animations and woven structures appear as if they have always been there, evoking a peculiar feeling. Narratives of science, fiction and religion are interwoven in this rich field of care and straddle pain and healing, life and death.
In the multidisciplinary practice of Laura Splan (b. 1973), a special symbiosis between science, technology, design and art can be witnessed. Using traditional and contemporary techniques, such as weaving and 3D printing, the artist creates sculptures and objects that resemble cells, viruses or membranes.