Decameron

01/03 ~ 31/05

From 1 March to 31 May top photographer Liesje Reyskens opens a window on love and its various manifestations. With photographic frame stories set in downtown Hasselt, the photographer refers to themes from Boccaccio’s Decameron and unlocks a virtual, realistic universe of passion, censorship, disaster and lust for life. A unique and interactive journey for young and the old alike.

Hasselt

The city of Hasselt regularly displays (applied) arts in public spaces, since art and design are not only reserved for the museums, but can also be integrated into the streetscape in an accessible way. Choosing Liesje Reyskens for the creation of this AHA project is more than just the choice of a local talent. Her interactive art photography adds a new dimension to creativity, and the city of Hasselt serves as a canvas on which she can once again reveal her talent to the world.

New dimension in photography

As a child of her time, and unafraid of technological progress, the artist has invested in an exploration of the virtual possibilities of art. Reyskens personally has added a new dimension to photography. The result is an application which, like the frog in the fairy tale, kisses the perfect princesses and the often surreal scenes in her photography, to life.

Download the FREE APP in the App Store or Google Play under Liesje Reyskens Art and see the images come to life!

When you are not in the possession of a smartphone, please note that you can rent out a tablet for free at Toerisme Hasselt in order to experience “Decameron” at the fullest.

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Aim your device at an artwork by Liesje
2. Tap the screen to continue!

   

 

About love in all its forms

The Decameron, or the Book of Ten Days, was completed by Giovanni Boccaccio in 1353. The Italian wrote this ingenious frame story at the time of merciless plague. In the book, Boccaccio situated seven women and three men in total isolation at a retreat outside Florence, and had them tell ten stories a day over a ten-day period. In contrast to typical fourteenth century literature, Boccaccio didn’t want to be pedantic, but he did want to provide literary entertainment: juicy stories filled with mischief, dirty jokes, and most of all multi-layered erotic and lustful tales. More than 660 years later, the Decameron is still both a leading and cunning collection of tales about love in all its diverse manifestations.

TIP: In case you are welcoming even more information on where the artist got her inspiration from, you can visit:

LITERAIR MUSEUM (BAMPSLAAN 35)
At the counter you will find “Verboden Liefdes” (only Dutch) by Ed Franck with the illustrations of Carll Cneut. This is translation of Boccaccio’s “Decameron”.

PROVINCIALE BIBLIOTHEEK HASSELT (Library at the Kolonel Dusartsquare)

  • A selection of educational books on censorship (for second and third grade students )
  • Artist talk with artist Liesje Reyskens (date TBC)
  • Bookstand (Decameron & Bocaccio, Censorship – banned books, Framestories, Japanese literature / culture)

During the entire year, their Youth section will be carrying a Japanese theme…and next to the photobooth at Toerisme Hasselt, you can get your picture taking or simply take your own selfie in a typical Liesje Reyskens setting.

STEDELIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK (LIBRARY AT THE JORIS VAN OOSTENRIJKSTRAAT IN KURINGEN)
For a Decameron bookcorner

Letter bait in each portrait

Go on a search through the streets of Hasselt and find the hidden letters in Liesje Reyskens’ photographs. When you’ve found all the letters (9 in total) you can make a Japanese word with them. Then go to the tourist office in Hasselt to receive your surprise!

Plan your daytrip to Hasselt and combine your trip with an other activity http://toerisme.hasselt.be/en/content/3261/erop-uit.html

Initiated by

Japanese Garden

19/03 ~ 01/11

In the year that Belgium and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations, art photographer Liesje Reyskens portrays the land of the rising sun in an idiosyncratic manner. No documentary series, but an artistic interpretation of Japanese culture in the distinctive backdrop of the Japanese Garden in Hasselt. On display from 19 March until 31 October.

Liesje Reyskens

From extravagant perfection to childish naivety, an exultant splendour of colours is never far away. On the borderline between kinky and cute, Liesje Reyskens explores Japanese culture, resulting in an interactive and photographic art series. Reyskens beguiles the audience and presents the idiosyncratic traditions of Japan in an inimitable manner.

 

Initiated by

Japan

In her works, the focus is often on young girls whose innocence is highlighted. A cute outfit, pastel make-up, big eyes, ... In Japan there is an entire culture around that girlish style: the Kawaii, or the so-called ‘cuteness culture”. Adult women striving for the looks of a doll. A pale skin, powder-coloured make-up, very pronounced eyes and cute, often pink coloured Lolita clothing. It’s just that youthful urge for perfection that is questioned in her images.

Liesje Reyskens went to Japan in search of what binds her and what makes her stand apart. There, she examined how totally different cultures can still give rise to a similar style. Thus, the discovery of Japan also becomes a discovery of herself as an artist.

Ties of Friendship

The Japanese Garden in the Limburg capital refers to the ties of friendship maintained between the cities of Itami (Hyogo prefecture in Japan) and Hasselt since 1985. While Hasselt donated a carillon to its sister city in 1991, the Japanese Garden was a similar gift from Itami to Hasselt, and it symbolises the inner peace and natural beauty of Japan.

Although 2.5 hectares in size, it represents a miniaturisation of reality, meticulously reconstructed in the same way the Japanese have been doing it for centuries. Landscape architect Takuyuki Inoue divided the large terrain into three parts and succeeded in creating an Oriental beacon of stillness in a Western setting at Kapermolen Park. Since the opening of the park on 20 November 1992, hundreds of thousands of people have visited the park.

#LiesjeHasselt

Monique Gr ... -

Work of Liesje Reyskens in the Japanese Garden , Hasselt (Belgium) #uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt #japanesegarden #artphotography

Lore -

Leuk dagje in Hasselt met lieve Luce. Wandeling gemaakt en foto's gespot van #liesjereyskens. Als je haar app download en je gsm voor de foto houdt komen de foto's tot leven. Heel erg leuk! #hasselt #liesjereyskensphotography #liesjehasselt

BERT COLLI ... -

While working on #sunday, let's post about yesterday's #funday_ πŸ‘¬πŸŒΏ #latergram #getaway #hasselt #liesjehasselt #lovethroughadversity #samelove

NATHALIE V ... -

Playing tricks met @lizeferyn πŸ™…πŸ» #liesjehasselt #decamerone #roadtrip

UITINHASSE ... -

Persvoorstelling expo Liesje Reyskens in @japansetuinbe . #uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt #japansetuin #bloesems #athasselt #visithasselt #fotografie #japan #belgium #japanesegarden #culture

UITINHASSE ... -

Naast de fotoreeks in het centrum kan je vanaf morgen ook genieten van nieuw werk van @liesje_reyskens in de @japansetuinbe #bloesems #Japan #art #japansetuin #hasselt #visithasselt #limburg #expo # fotografie #photography #cultuur #athasselt #blossoms #liesjehasselt

CULTUURPLA ... -

Sun, cherry blossoms, koi, colleagues and sneak peak of @liesje_reyskens art project at the Japanese garden #liesjehasselt @uitinhasselt

LEEN THYS -

Schattigheidscultuur πŸ’πŸ» nu al aanwezig in de @japansetuinbe van Hasselt !!! @liesje_reyskens present in volle glorie vanaf 23 april (speciale bezoekersdag) met Internationale expo rond Japan 🎌 En dit alles vol tussen de bloesems 🌸🌸🌸 #liesjehasselt @uitinhasselt

THYSIA ❀ -

#liesjehasselt #liesjereyskens #Hasselt #fashion #photography #pictures #loveit #sweet #models #pretty #colours #fashion #dolls #girls #boys #pictures #culture #art #Nature #walking #sunnyday #metime

VALΓ©RIE -

Art installation #Decamerone by Dutch photographer @liesje_reyskens in downtown Hasselt. #liesjehasselt #photography #exhibition

UITINHASSE ... -

Wie heeft deze beauty al gespot in de schrijnwerkerstraat? #expo #photography #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #exhibition #art #kunst #fotografie #athasselt #Hasselt #limburg #prachtiglimburg #art #foto #kunst #decamerone #belgium #belgie

LIESJE REY ... -

πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ‘ŒπŸ»β€οΈ @japansetuinbe @umamido #liesjehasselt #blossom #art #photography #tokyo

SCHAUVRE -

#decamerone #liesjehasselt paasbloemsissies #comosie

INGE DELEE -

I love liesje 2... #vscocam #vscodaily #hasselt #liesjereyskens #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #bench

KRISJE177 -

Met mijn lieve @fototuur door #hasselt #liesjehasselt met fotografische raamvertelling 'venster op de liefde.'

STEFANIEVD ... -

#liesjereyskens #Hasselt #toerismeLimburg #Hannedekoning #uitinhasselt #augmentedreality #bedrog #liesjehasselt

AHMED HUSS ... -

#Repost @lizeferyn with @repostapp. ・・・ DECAMERONE. By the lovely @liesje_reyskens . πŸ’• #baby #lee #rockababyebaby #pink #doll #dolllife #cute #photo #shoot #uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt #black #horse #fakelife #barbie #decamerone #wig #colors #picoftheday #love #makeup #dollsofinstagram @ellenvanexter @camillecieters

AHMED HUSS ... -

#Repost @thisisadult with @repostapp. ・・・ Art photographer @liesje_reyskens ,The city of Hasselt and @comosie are presenting their newest project :: Storytelling in the city of Hasselt (@uitinhasselt) by 10 magical moving images. The book β€œDecamerone” will come to life with an application on your smartphone. Download the free Liesje Reyskens Art app via the link in bio and live the experience. Big thanks to the whole team working on this innovative project - see tags. #liesjereyskens #uitinhaselt #comosie #decamerone #thisisadult #artphotography #augmentedreality #augmentedrealityapp @ullamodels #liesjehasselt #productioncompany

AHMED HUSS ... -

#Repost @horstbertier with @repostapp. ・・・ What if a picture could come to life?You can find out soon!From the 1th of march there is an #artproject by the photographer @liesje_reyskens wish makes pictures come to live with an app. #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #decamerone #photographs #vissithasselt πŸ‘€

AHMED HUSS ... -

#Repost @mrs_robinson_amsterdam with @repostapp. ・・・ Decamerone 10 pictures by #liesjereyskens in the public area in Hasselt. #decamerone #liesjehasselt

AHMED HUSS ... -

#Repost @lizeferyn with @repostapp. ・・・ DECAMERONE. By the lovely @liesje_reyskens . πŸ’• #doll #dolllife #photo #shoot #uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt #black #horse #fakelife #barbie #decamerone #wig #colors #picoftheday #love #makeup #dollsofinstagram #marriage #strongwomen #wink @ellenvanexter @camillecieters #thehillsarealive #soundofmusic #mountains #flowers

INGE DELEE -

I love liesje... #squaready #vscocam #vscodaily #liesjehasselt #hasselt #uitinhasselt #liesjereyskens

LIZE FERYN -

DECAMERONE. By the lovely @liesje_reyskens . πŸ’• #doll #dolllife #photo #shoot #uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt #black #horse #fakelife #barbie #decamerone #wig #colors #picoftheday #love #makeup #dollsofinstagram #marriage #strongwomen #wink @ellenvanexter @camillecieters #thehillsarealive #soundofmusic #mountains #flowers

KAREN GEΓΆC ... -

Op Decamerone pad #art #hasselt #liesjehasselt

KRISJE -

T E A M B U I L D I N G - Doing an interactive art walk with colleagues #liesjehasselt #decamerone #visithasselt #liesjereyskens

G. -

Literally bringing Decamerone to life through Liesje Reyskens' photography #LiesjeHasselt πŸ’—

ELLEN -

#liesjehasselt #decamerone #highmorality #photogram

MONIQUE GR ... -

Decamerone 10 pictures by #liesjereyskens in the public area in Hasselt. #decamerone #liesjehasselt

MONIQUE GR ... -

Decamerone 10 pictures by #liesjereyskens in the public area in Hasselt. #decamerone #liesjehasselt

SYLVAN RID ... -

Repost from somewhere I forgot :) but hey that's me! #liesjehasselt #art

UITINHASSE ... -

Deze gelimiteerde chocolade speelpop die ontworpen werd n.a.v. #decamerone van @liesje_reyskens mogen we weggeven. Meer info op facebook.com/uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #visithasselt #limburg #prachtig_limburg #ilovehasselt

DEKLEINERI ... -

One down...a trillion to go! #liesjehasselt en #uitinhasselt @baru_choc @eduardthomas

HORSTBERTI ... -

What if a picture could come to life?You can find out soon!From the 1th of march there is an #artproject by the photographer @liesje_reyskens wish makes pictures come to live with an app. #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #decamerone #photographs #vissithasselt πŸ‘€

VISITHASSE ... -

Een kleine #sneakpreview van het #kunstenproject van #liesjereyskens. Ontdek de 10 #foto's doorheen heel de stad, en laat de beelden tot leven komen met de #app! / A little sneak preview of the #artproject of #liesjehasselt. Discover the 10 #pictures throughout the whole #city and let the pictures come to life with the special app #liesjereyskensart #decamerone #uitinhasselt #Hasselt #art #photography

UITINHASSE ... -

It s on! #decamerone van kunstfotografe #liesjereyskens #persvoorstelling #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt

SCHAUVRE -

De Tour in regen. #liesjehasselt #decamerone

DEKLEINERI ... -

Aftellen voor pers...#decamerone van #liesjehasselt. #uitinhasselt @baru_choc in @smaaksalon

LEEN THYS -

1 maart 14u - OfficiΓ«le Persvoorstelling van #decamerone - Het nieuwe & innovatieve Kunstenproject van Stad Hasselt #uitinhasselt door Topfotografe @liesje_reyskens #liesjehasselt - Wij @comosie zijn er klaar voor! @smaaksalon @eduardthomas @baru_choc @la_cosa_hasselt #bartok @jesbloem @lizeferyn

UITINHASSE ... -

Ontmoet 1 van mijn schattige modelletjes! @trishvandekerckhove @thisisadult #liesjehasselt #decamerone #uitinhasselt

UITINHASSE ... -

3...2...App-plezier met @lizeferyn πŸ™ƒ Nog 1 dag te gaan voor de opening van #decamerone #uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt @baru_choc @eduardthomas @thisisadult

LIESJE REY ... -

❀️ this cutie @trishvandekerckhove @thisisadult #liesjehasselt #decamerone

LIZE FERYN -

This is a very large picture of me dressed up as a Barbie, holding a chocolate Ken... Does it get any better?πŸ™ˆπŸ™ŠπŸ˜„πŸ˜‰πŸ’• #decamerone #liesjehasselt @liesje_reyskens @uitinhasselt #love #my #life #barbie #barbiedoll #chocolate #ken #Flower #heart #pink #picoftheday #hasselt #belgium #liesjereyskens #photography

UITINHASSE ... -

Hebben jullie de #decamerone affiche al gezien in de binnenstad? Deel hem dan even via #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt - nog 2 dagen te gaan voor de start! www.uitinhasselt.be/liesjereyskens

UITINHASSE ... -

#decamerone Gespot in @demorgenmagazine !! #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt

β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € ... -

#πŸ„ΆπŸ„΄πŸ…‚πŸ„ΏπŸ„ΎπŸ…ƒ #liesjehasselt in @demorgenmagazine πŸ„³πŸ„΄ πŸ„½πŸ„ΈπŸ„΄πŸ…„πŸ…†πŸ„΄ πŸ„ΌπŸ…„πŸ…‚πŸ…ƒ-πŸ…‚πŸ„΄πŸ„΄ πŸ„ΈπŸ„½ @uitinhasselt

ADULT -

Art photographer @liesje_reyskens ,The city of Hasselt and @comosie are presenting their newest project :: Storytelling in the city of Hasselt (@uitinhasselt) by 10 magical moving images. The book β€œDecamerone” will come to life with an application on your smartphone. Download the free Liesje Reyskens Art app via the link in bio and live the experience. Big thanks to the whole team working on this innovative project - see tags. #liesjereyskens #uitinhaselt #comosie #decamerone #thisisadult #artphotography #augmentedreality #augmentedrealityapp @ullamodels #liesjehasselt

DEKLEINERI ... -

#decamerone door #liesjehasselt in @uitinhasselt. Komt dat zien vanaf 1 maart! @comosie

VISITHASSE ... -

Wat als beelden tot leven konden komen? Wel binnenkort kan dat! Vanaf 1maart gaat het #kunstenproject van #liesjereyskens van start en kan je door middel van een #app, de foto tot leven laten komen. / What if #pictures could come to life? You can find out soon! From the 1th of March there is an #artproject by the photographer @liesje_reyskens which makes pictures come to life with an app. #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #decamerone #photographs

Z33 HOUSE ... -

regram @jan_bloemen Liesje Reyskens tegen de gevel van het begijnhof @z33be #liesjehasselt

JAN BLOEME ... -

Juj, Liesje Reyskens tegen de gevel van het begijnhof @z33be #liesjehasselt

UHASSELT -

Twee beelden van fotografe @liesje_reyskens sieren de gevel van de Oude Gevangenis. Vanaf 1 maart breng je ze tot leven met de bijhorende app. Meer info via www.liesjereyskens.com/hasselt #liesjehasselt

UITINHASSE ... -

Vanaf vandaag tot 1 maart neem ik met veel plezier @uitinhasselt even over! We tellen af naar de opening van het nieuwe Kunstenproject "Decamerone" Een eerste Sneak Peek van mijn werk aan de Provinciale Bibliotheek (info: www.uitinhasselt.be/liesjereyskens )! Grts, Liesje #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #decamerone met dank aan @la_cosa_hasselt voor de prachtige outfit!

UITINHASSE ... -

het is zover. vanaf nu neemt fotografe @liesje_reyskens over tot 1 maart. dan start haar nieuw kunsproject #decamerone in #hasselt. #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #decamerone

ELIEN MEUW ... -

De foto's worden opgehangen. Vanaf 1 maart een nieuw kunstproject in de binnenstad! #Hasselt #liesjehasselt #kunstinopenbareruimte #mustsee

COMOSIE -

On your pink marks & get set for the new artproject "Decamerone". Concept & Photography by @liesje_reyskens. Communication/Coordination by @comosie at Stad Hasselt @uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt Visit: www.uitinhasselt.be/liesjereyskens

UITINHASSE ... -

vanaf donderdag neemt @liesje_reyskens ons instagramaccount over n.a.v. haar nieuw kunstproject #decamerone dat start in de binnenstad op 1 maart. volg de laatste voorbereidingen en de lancering op de voet. #liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt #instatakeover

LIZE FERYN -

DECAMERONE. By the lovely @liesje_reyskens . πŸ’• #baby #lee #rockababyebaby #pink #doll #dolllife #cute #photo #shoot #uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt #black #horse #fakelife #barbie #decamerone #wig #colors #picoftheday #love #makeup #dollsofinstagram @ellenvanexter @camillecieters

LIESJE REY ... -

#liesjehasselt #uitinhasselt @bogaertsan #tokio

LEEN THYS -

Bhnd the scns - Take III with topmodel @jesbloem Make-up by @ellenvanexter Photography @liesje_reyskens . Concept by @comosie for @uitinhasselt #uitinhasselt #liesjehasselt #photography #augmentedreality App: Liesje Reyskens #decamerone

LIESJE REY ... -

#cutestmodelbabyLee #liesjehasselt @liesje_reyskens @thisisadult @comosie @ellenvanexter @marinegabaut @lizeferyn @alizeeeeeeeeeeeee #art #photograpy #liesjeartapp #hasselt @uitinhasselt

LEEN THYS -

Can you counter criticism? #teaser #liesjehasselt @uitinhasselt #photography by @liesje_reyskens make-up by @ellenvanexter Model @jesbloem #photography #tears