Take half a box of mixed clay and porcelain from grandmother’s « Wunderkammer » and half a box of your own making. Then pour over with a vibrant enamel sauce and bake in the oven… and Bob’s your uncle: the human condition.
That could be the recipe for a ‘real’ Yves Malfliet in a satirical programme. But you would not take into account the artistry of the maker, the power of expression and multilayeredness of his work. Nevertheless, his work requires a down-to-earth approach, because with his spontaneous, eclectic, narrative and improvising style Yves Malfliet is the cabaret performer of the ceramic world ….