Research unit

The theme of the Pietà

Ludwig Vandevelde, sculptor, prepares a phenomenologically inspired PhD “in de Kunsten” on the theme of the Pietà. Besides his sculptural work, this research follows Husserl’s phenomenological method of investigation and proceeds by carefully examining and describing the various steps in the experience of making a sculpture. Sources of inspiration are various historically known sculptors, as well as Husserl, Badiou and Lacan.