A HOME IS NOT A HOLE
2016

Material
installation composed of skinned eucalyptus trunks, plywood made of silver birch, canvas, mosquito netting, felt and fluorescent lights
Dimension 
600 x 700 x 400 cm

A Home is not a Hole is a minimal housing, like a cell, which disturbs our capacity to identify what is architecture according to classical caracteristics, in order to reach a certain sensitivity. Specially created for the exhibition « La Maison Magique » in 2016 at Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, it is presented for the second time at Museo Guggenheim Bilbao for the exhibition « Architecture Effects » in 2018. 


A Home is not a Hole est un volume de toiles tendues à l'intérieur d'un exosquelette polyédrique composé de troncs d'eucalyptus brut joints entre eux par des connecteurs tridimensionnels en contreplaqué.

A Home is not a Hole est une architecture éphémère conçue pour un terrain dans la vallée du Lapedo, sur le site préhistorique Lagar Velho, au Portugal.

A Home is not a Hole est une architecture fragile, à l'équilibre précaire ne répondant à aucune fonction.

A Home is not a Hole est un monument au vide.

A Home is not a Hole « è cosa mentale ».


(...)
« And his shadow learned to love his
Little darks and greater light
And the sun it shined
And the sun it shined
And the sun it shined
A little longer
Jack wept and kissed his shadow
(…)
Said the shadow to Jack Henry
What's wrong ?“
Jack said “A home is not a hole“ »



Jack's Shadow, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Mute Records 1986 (extrait)




Credit Courtesy of the artist and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels ; Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbonne ; Parque Galeria, Mexico DF. Images : Francisco Nogueira and Bérénice Serra