TOM BOGAERT

Bonbon Tè Majik

by Lafleur & Bogaert for documenta fifteen
Garden of the St. Kunigundis church in Kassel.

For documenta fifteen we repurposed an abandoned construction vehicle from which we sold clay cakes made with Kassel clay. While the myth exists that people in Haiti have had to resort to eating dirt due to extreme poverty, the reality is that mud cakes, or ‘bonbon tè’, are traditionally used as a dietary supplement — typically during pregnancy, due to the mineral content of the clay.

Experimenting with different recipes, flavours, motifs, and designs, we offered the cakes to the public who could then eat or collect the ‘Bonbons Tè Majik.’

LAFLEUR & BOGAERT

Michel Lafleur (Haiti) and Tom Bogaert (Belgium) are two artists who work together as the collaborative art duo Lafleur & Bogaert. They began creating art together in 2013 when they met at the 3rd edition of the Atis Rezistans / Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Press Review Lafleur & Bogaert documenta fifteen