In the series printed on fabric, Stien Bekaert creates graphic reinterpretations of found images showing natural disasters (hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, forest fires). Through her interventions, the images acquire a new poetic resonance. Bekaert reprocesses the material she has collected: documentary photographs become abstractions, works are printed on fabric instead of paper. By combining fragments of different images to create new compositions, and by changing the colours and support, the original significance of the photographs disappears.
Four different image elaborations, techniques and materials were used to create this ensemble of prints. Stien Bekaert took a new approach to the making of this work in which she privileged materials over imagery.