Lunch on the shadow
Lunch on the shadow is based on a critical view of an imaginary paradise embodied by urban gardens and parks as fragments of artificial and recreated nature. Appropriating the visual and spatial qualities of the shadow as a natural phenomenon, the project offers an alternative to the intrusion of the artificial in a "natural order". At the boundaries of image and object, this surface constitutes, as a shadow, an area to be used by walkers.The area available and the selected height is an invitation to stop, sit or lie down, picnic... What is proposed here is the possibility of moving these floating shadows around to enhance the garden, redesign its functional and aesthetic qualities, and put them to one’s own use. Modular solution encourages the meeting and sharing in constituting a territory to invest more.. The many possible configurations, adapting to various activities and events can create some link between users as the tree view grows.
Laser cut steel sheet, thermolacquered, long. 221cm x larg. 143,5cm x haut. 36cm, white or grey
Garden furniture, winner of Parckdesign Contest 2007, sponsored by Brussels Environment Ministery and Promateria, published by Tôlerie Forézienne
This project is inspired by the reading of a text by Richard Brautigan, "The smaller snow storm ever recorded," where the sublimation of almost nothing seen as an extraordinary experience creates the poetic event. What is there before our eyes but insignificant, imperceptible or fugitive, the infra-ordinary is here taken to be an object. The act of designate then lies in the gap between a few grams of matter and the title as assumption of a possible look. This difference is also the necessary vacuum to the imagination ; the inducement to creation of an event such as a Micro Snow Storm: a poem as object.
Polycarbonate test tubes, diameter 12mm x high 81mm, and other items
Haïku, from the series Micro-events, personal work