Homo Bulla
© Karl Van Welden


Homo Bulla (2018)

In the intervention and video-diptych Homo Bulla a bubble appears on irregular moments, floating through Venice and Hong Kong during the Biennale and Art Basel Hong Kong. A small, fragile and elusive event which elicits a poetic sight amid daily life. When it disappears there is only some smoke left. Homo bulla is an expression used for the first time by the Roman author Marcus Terentius Varro, later it became part of the vanitas tradition. It symbolized the fragility and transience of life.

Homo Bulla was presented in mariondecannière art gallery (Antwerp, 2018), Beyond the Black Box (Amsterdam, 2019), etc.