Love Difference Pastries - The sweets
by Els Van Vlimmeren, Eva Van Tulden
The Doel-e(a)t-Art sweet is a stylized and abstract praline designed by a confectioner with Antwerp roots representing the Earth globe. The praline has a light blue filling representing water.
The tiny blue spot on the outside refers to the “globalizing” village of Doel, a former polder village that is now situated right in the middle of the international port of Antwerp and is threatened with demolition.
The praline is produced in two versions (black/white). The black version, which has still the colour of the earth, is closer to the old rural Doel; the white version refers to the economically globalizing world that has deprived Doel of its rural nature.
Some pralines have been cut in half and the cross section is finished with a light blue chocolate, thus allowing consumers to assemble their own praline by slightly heating up the blue chocolate with their finger and sticking two halves together.
By allowing consumers to join a black and white half, the Doel Arts Village team wants to convey the message that the globalizing port of Antwerp and Doel arts village are not mutually exclusive, but that they can coexist in perfect harmony.
At the general level, the two-coloured version represents cooperation between all peoples and cultures, regardless of their location on the globe and the colour of their skins.
Concept submitted by: Doel Arts Village team.
Coating: white and plain chocolate, pinch of light blue chocolate to refer to the filling.
Doel Arts Village team.