1000 Mugs (2018)
Printed and Signed Mugs
25 x 40 Cups placed in grid
This installation was originally exhibited in Sint-Bavokerk in Watou, Belgium. Viewers were asked to bring personal coffee cups in exchange for a numbered mass-produced Casper Braat mug. By the exhibition’s end, 1000 unique mugs, teacups, and glasses replaced the originals. In Dutch, a synonym for coffee is ‘bakkie troost’ which literally translated means ‘cup of comfort’. Churches function as comforting spaces for the faithful. These meanings collide in this installation.
A special thanks to everyone that contributed to this work.