Fimo 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.
For his panel, FIMO has chosen a graphic approach based on a work of geometrical shapes. Its composition can be interpreted as symbolic of the varied stakeholders involved in the development of Brussels. The many shapes and colours exist to evoke the cosmopolitan nature of the city – as Brussels is the result of an association of various entities. It is a reflection that symbolises the message “for, with and thanks to you” set out in visual detail. The composition should not be viewed piece by piece, instead they use each other to create, promote progress and to keep Brussels on the move. Warm shades express dynamism, green tones are used to inspire creativity, white spaces capture the future and possibilities in terms of the city’s development, and the BXL lettering that pops out of the box is used to affirm the importance of the city outside its walls.