Solo exhibition Balice Hertling, 2008
The visitor, approaching the gallery, sees through the window Screen (Parabolic Reflector), a screen built up out of white rectangular elements. One of the elements has a mirrored side in which a sculpture suspended from the ceiling is reflected. The screen is loosely based on a room divider screen designed by Eileen Gray but it is not as regular and polished. It barely holds itself together as a screen; it is more a sculpture.
The sculpture that is suspended from the ceiling L’Objet Complet (The undeniable success of operations) is constructed out of the same forms that in 3 digital collages framed together with short texts, titled Conceptual reconstruction concerning form: the object, have been made part of views of the artist’s studio and works in progress. These forms are extracted from snapshots of never resolved projects in former studio situations. The histories of these forms are in this way both connected to current and future work and made part of these works while their ‘failure’ or abandonment is addressed and simultaneously negated.
As a gesture to Eileen Gray, and in reference to the history of her villa E- 1027, L’Object Complet is suspended in such a way that it reflects in the mirror of the screen, to give back to her the idea of the whole and undisturbed object.
The main work that occupies the space Object and Disintegration: The Object of Three consists of a flexible projection-sculpture/module on which three videos are projected. In this work an account is given, from different points of view, of a possible disintegration of an object. This disintegration, which happens during an encounter with an object, hap- pens through acts of perception and engagement and constitutes a process that ends, not only with the disintegration of the object, but also with the loss of autonomy of the spectator who instigates this disintegration.
The three texts in the work are written from the perspective of a ‘creative subject’, an ‘engaging spectator’ and a ‘constructing artist’.