BROKEN WHITE CUBE
2007

Material
White lacqued wood, hand suction cups,
Dimension
120 x 100 x 117 cm

“Broken White Cube” is a monolith made of white lacquered wood split into two blocks.
Constructed as a movable piece, its dimensions match those of the shipping pallet upon which it rests. The ease of its transportability is further suggested by hand suction cups fixed on the upper block, which seems to open and close the white cube.
The spectator is urged to open the cube, to look deeper, and to go beyond the superficial appearance of things. Separated in two by a perfect seam, the broken parts seem to divide naturally separate in a pure geometry.
The rupture is made visible, touchable, and even corporeal. The viewer can approach the core of the hard matter and become a sensitive actor. “Broken White Cube” reveals a sort of hidden ergonomic function. The opening creates a new territory for the body. A person could insert himself into the breach and fill the void.
This piece is about a desire to complete the missing half and an injection of humanity and sense into physical matter.

Credit Courtesy of the artist and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels ; Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon ; Parque Galeria, Mexico DF
Private collection