L’installation invite les visiteurs à mettre leurs têtes dans le casier pour ne voir… rien. (le tissu occultant dont la sculpture est cousue bloque la lumière).

This installation was sewn to perfectly fit the dimensions of le casier, a temporary exhibition space in the form of a locker, located at the ERG in Brussels. The physical form is at once a nod to wearable sculptures, including Hélio Oiticica’s Parangolés, and minimalist installations such as Olafur Eliasson’s Your Loss of Senses, designed for the elevator at the Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Élysées in 2005. Instead of inviting the public to discover a new artwork inside the space, the object subverts the viewer’s gaze, blocking exterior light and preventing him or her from seeing anything. Visitor are invited to kneel down, to look inside, and to see… nothing!

Trou Noir, soft sculpture cousue à partir de tissu occultant, 2018, 85 x 30 x 46 cm, le casier, ERG, Bruxelles, Belgique
Trou Noir, soft sculpture cousue à partir de tissu occultant, 2018, 85 x 30 x 46 cm, le casier, ERG, Bruxelles, Belgique
Trou Noir, soft sculpture cousue à partir de tissu occultant, 2018, 85 x 30 x 46 cm, le casier, ERG, Bruxelles, Belgique
Trou Noir, soft sculpture cousue à partir de tissu occultant, 2018, 85 x 30 x 46 cm, le casier, ERG, Bruxelles, Belgique
Trou Noir, soft sculpture cousue à partir de tissu occultant, 2018, 85 x 30 x 46 cm, le casier, ERG, Bruxelles, Belgique
Trou Noir, soft sculpture cousue à partir de tissu occultant, 2018, 85 x 30 x 46 cm, le casier, ERG, Bruxelles, Belgique
Trou Noir, soft sculpture cousue à partir de tissu occultant, 2018, 85 x 30 x 46 cm, le casier, ERG, Bruxelles, Belgique