Theatre décor in various materials (1992)
Bizet station lends itself perfectly to a theatrical design, since the “bridge” that stretches across the tracks and side walls already recalls the shape of a curtain. The three metre high horizontal construction made up of tubes painted in blue represents the theatre floor. In the middle of this floor there is a second, smaller theatre that is lit up and made of coloured Perspex. Through the use of a false perspective in the metal construction and through different arrangements of depth, as well as an ingenious suggestion of fleeing lines in the small Perspex construction, the ensemble of the force lines lead to a single, unique point that is situated precisely in the middle. Two totemic figures stand against the side walls. One represents a rounded black woman, the other represents a white man stylised by straight, geometrical motifs. They both hold a black child, the symbol of love which does not discriminate between races. This piece is dedicated to the street children of Latin- America.
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TONE BRULIN (Antwerpen, 1926)
As a former student of Herman Teirlinck at the Institut Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs de Bruxelles and then at the Nationaal Toneel Studio, he has a strong reputation in the world of theatre. This seasoned theatre professional is not only wellknown as a playwright, actor and acting instructor, but also as a director and set designer. According to Brulin, “The motivation to create art is the constant search for a better world or the search for happiness”. Nevertheless, he is convinced that people can never find happiness and will never reach perfection. All the more reason for Tone Brulin to get to work as an artist, to create dream images and to try to make these dreams come true. Tone Brulin also went off the beaten track by searching for multicultural means of expression, a way to become more cosmopolitan, more universal.