RAM-8 Groep

Self-supported plastician artists: Anusch Bayens, Carlo De Pauw, Carmen Geens, Mark Pieters, Marianne Staels, André Thomas, Alex Van Bogaert, Samuel Verbiese.
'RAM-8 Groep' local artist collective
Overijse, Belgum

After Enschede 2013, Seoul 2014, Baltimore 2015, Finland 2016, Waterloo 2017 and Stockholm 2018 Bridges Exhibits (see details on the first 4 instances in conference papers 'Bridges Exhibits as Incentives for Collaborative Works', I, in 2015, and II in 2016), the Belgian 'RAM-8 Groep' artists collective confided its 7th collaborative installation design to 'AnuschB', glass artist, this year's team-member in charge of the overall project idea.

She devoted her signature glass art to adorn a set of 8 canvases by the group members, free to express their specific creativity, in the framework of the Braille code for visual impaired people, and together forming words and character metaphors using the binary content of the scripture.

Mathart Braille composition
Mathart Braille composition
100 x 210 x 5 cm
Mixed media (canvases, acrylic paint, glass beads, threads, Zometool balls)

The present 3 x 2 raised dot positions per 'cell' of the system was first devised by Louis Braille (1809-1852).

The eight canvases figure each a Braille letter and a given color thanks to the glass beads made by Anusch as the binary dots of the raised patterns that can be read by touching with the fingers, and compose in two setups the word 'rameight' after the group's name.

The recognizable trades of their creators bring geometrical designs, numbering plays, musical notation, architecture, natural landscaping, humor and ...gaming (using half Zometool balls to give a 5-word encouraging sentence in 4 Braille lines readable in touch by visual impaired persons and inspiring to the others different visual path logics between 'dots')