"Everything changes, nothing is lost" is the motto of Ovidius' Metamorphoses (1 after Christ). And indeed, in this bundle of myths, gods turn into animals, people change into constellations and flowers and rivers ... but nothing is lost. Ovidius also shows that love and lust are the driving forces behind the behaviour of the gods. Adonis was loved by Aphrodite and Persephone, but was murdered by the jealous Ares who disguised himself as a wild boar. Anemones sprouted from his blood. The sportive Hyacinthus was loved by Apollo, but the jealous Zephyr blew a discus the wrong way and the dying Hyacinthus instantly changed into a bunch of flowers of the same name. When Bart Ramakers met Hilde De Meyts and the DE BORGHT team in Mechelen, it was the start of an adventurous collaboration. They conceived the plan to recreate these classic myths ... with flowers. They are not the first to tell stories with still lifes, but Hilde and Bart developed a completely new approach, which you can discover for yourself in DE BORGHT from Saturday 21 April 2018. Test your knowledge of the classic stories, and be overwhelmed by the meter-sized scenes. How was Persephone kidnapped to the underworld by Hades? You can find out all about it in the Goswin De Stassartstraat 11 in Mechelen.


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