Solo show at Duplex, Geneva, on an invitation of Remi Dufay
This project emerged of the desire to create an installation in which to show my work. Inspired by the carnival in basel, I built a white cube made out of papier-mâché in the exhibition space. It was a rectangular space (height: 2 meter 20, width: 3 meter, length: 5 meter 30) maintained by a wooden sctructure which bore the white papier-mâché walls. Just like a theater set, the structure and the back of the walls were visible on the outside.
I paid attention to details, like the electrical outlet. Since this space had its own lighting, I shut off that of the building. On the inside of the papier-mâché-space, the walls were white and opaque, while they revealed transparencies similar to the lanterns of the carnival in Basel on the outside. The contrast between the inside and the outside created an immersive experience, which is one of the key caracteristics of the traditional white cube. The spectator was invited to see my artworks inside of the installation.