Ted Nomad // 9 Visions of Brussels
Rue du Marché aux Poulets | Kiekenmarkt
lat : 50.849519
lng : 4.349078
Ted Nomad is one of the nine winners of the “9 visions” call for projects. Launched in 2018, this call for projects brought together nine artists and focused on a specific theme. The 30 metres of fences, located on the rue du Marché aux Poulets and, in part, surrounding the future administrative centre of the City of Brussels, are the canvas on which the artists have a small space to express themselves on the theme “BXL bouge pour vous, avec vous et grâce à vous” (BXL moves for you, with you and thanks to you). The aim is to showcase Brussels as a creative, vibrant city that is constantly evolving – a city that is embracing modernity; a smart city.
In Ted Nomad’s eyes, the idea of “moving for you, with you and thanks to you” means to think about what’s around the corner, the future, the evolution of our life together. From his point of view, we are all stakeholders of the city and of life itself. Our future is built on the vision of the passer-by, whether young or old. The artist chose the portrait of an anonymous young girl because youth is optimism. She casts a peaceful eye over the city and its inhabitants; her gaze crosses to the future, she imagines her future and builds upon her dreams. He wants her gaze to stop passers-by in their tracks and bring them a sense of serenity, and allow their thoughts to drift into a world of dreams. It is her vision that will map out the future world, because she is our future… the artist also chose the portrait of a young girl because he thinks that the role of women in society is key in an ever-changing world on the cusp of modernisation.