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Magic

The massive participation of the students in the ris-tual resulted in magic moments and an impressive final image. Every cloth with a print of the students’ laugh will be integrated in ‘c’est maman’ as a new ‘skin’. With the ‘DNA’ of the students ‘c’est maman’ continues her journey on the way to Maastricht European Capital [...]

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Queue

The response of the students to the invitation of ‘et je ris’ was heartwarming. Lots of students accepted the invitation with conviction and gave their laugh tot ‘c’est maman’. Many of them defied the queue to have the ‘et je ris’ tag painted on their face. De respons van de studenten op de uitnodiging van [...]

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Contemplation

The transmission of the laugh on the cloth is an important moment. Bringing up a dear memory for ‘home’, a connection with the sculpture ‘c’est maman’ and the outreach to the new hometown student city Maastricht come together in one single moment. De overdracht van de lach op het doek is een belangrijk moment. Het [...]

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The story behind

William Otermans, artist and spiritual father of ‘et je ris’, explains the background of the sculpture and the ris-tual. A consciously made contribution of the students, by transmitting a dear memory from ‘home’, via their hart, their laugh, a cloth to ‘c’est maman’, makes them the ‘parent’ of ‘the new’ that grows out of ‘c’est [...]

Qubaba-C et je ris_01

‘c’est maman’ is growing

‘c’est maman’ is a “growth sculpture”. A part of the spherical form is being built before Culture Valley at 23rd August, 2012. The contributions of the students, their materialized laugh from the heart in a cloth, form together the ‘skin’ of the sculpture and with that, the DNA for “what is to come”. ‘c’est maman’ [...]

et je ris_05

Magic

The massive participation of the students in the ris-tual resulted in magic moments and an impressive final image. Every cloth with a print of the students’ laugh will be integrated in ‘c’est maman’ as a new ‘skin’. With the ‘DNA’ of the students ‘c’est maman’ continues her journey on the way to Maastricht European Capital [...]

 
et je ris_04

Queue

The response of the students to the invitation of ‘et je ris’ was heartwarming. Lots of students accepted the invitation with conviction and gave their laugh tot ‘c’est maman’. Many of them defied the queue to have the ‘et je ris’ tag painted on their face. De respons van de studenten op de uitnodiging van [...]

 
et je ris_02

Contemplation

The transmission of the laugh on the cloth is an important moment. Bringing up a dear memory for ‘home’, a connection with the sculpture ‘c’est maman’ and the outreach to the new hometown student city Maastricht come together in one single moment. De overdracht van de lach op het doek is een belangrijk moment. Het [...]

 
et je ris_01

The story behind

William Otermans, artist and spiritual father of ‘et je ris’, explains the background of the sculpture and the ris-tual. A consciously made contribution of the students, by transmitting a dear memory from ‘home’, via their hart, their laugh, a cloth to ‘c’est maman’, makes them the ‘parent’ of ‘the new’ that grows out of ‘c’est [...]

 
Qubaba-C et je ris_01

‘c’est maman’ is growing

‘c’est maman’ is a “growth sculpture”. A part of the spherical form is being built before Culture Valley at 23rd August, 2012. The contributions of the students, their materialized laugh from the heart in a cloth, form together the ‘skin’ of the sculpture and with that, the DNA for “what is to come”. ‘c’est maman’ [...]

 
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bound up with the water

Maastricht is inextricably boud up with the water, in a physical sense as well as in a spiritual sense. The river Meuse is the connection with the sea and the rest of the world. Water is essential for the creation of new life. In ‘et je ris’, the laugh the students give to the sculpture [...]

 
wood-of-the-world

wood of the world

The wooden frame for the sculpture ‘c’est maman’ is covered with slats of solid wood, originating from all home countries of Maastricht students. This symbolizes the constructive connection of Maastricht with these countries via the students. We only use recycled wood, wood that was used before for other purposes. Het houtskelet van de sculptuur ‘c’est [...]

 
smile

smile

A joyful collaboration at the eve of Culture Valley @Inkom2012 for preparation of ‘et je ris’. Inse gladly serves as a test model for experiments with the tag in facial paint. The encounter with the smile is an invitation to a laugh. Aan de vooravond van Culture Valley @Inkom2012 wordt met vreugde gewerkt aan de [...]

 
cest maman

‘c’est maman’ arises

The first contours of the participation sculpture are visible. The studio can’t handle the hight of 3,60 m. This gives an image as a signpost for the future against a clear blue sky, ‘c’est maman’. De eerste contouren van de participatie-sculptuur worden zichtbaar. De hoogte van 3,60 m kan het atelier ‘even’ niet aan. Dit [...]

 
Etje alive!

etje is alive!

  On June 28th Etje saw the light of day. He made his first steps in the digital world. Op 28 juni 2012 zag Etje het levenslicht. Zijn eerste stappen zette hij in de digitale wereld. back>>

 

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