Hannah Joris, PhD in the Arts

This research is an investigation on how the fragmentation of the body can express those challenges we are confronted with through our human condition. 
The meaning of the fragment, the (making of) object(s), a sense of loss, the (fragmented) human body in representations, and the body’s response to corporeal representations are explored by means of artistic work based on the (de-) forming of the human body. The artistic research focuses on jewelry art, objects and drawings, and their soothing role for humanity.


  • Prof. dr. Barbara Baert (supervisor, KU Leuven)
  • Prof. dr. Bert Willems (co-supervisor, U Hasselt)

Research Unit: Inter-Actions

Duration: 2011 - 2013