INSTRUMENT FOR BLANK ARCHITECTURE
2010
Material
Aluminium, polyester resin, plastic foam, headphones and mp3 reader
Dimension
diam : 260 cm ; h : 180 cm

“Instrument For Blank Architecture” is a mobile listening device, adaptable to the space which it occupies. A tripod that is equipped with a balancing device and is generally used by a land surveyor to document landscapes and topographies, here, becomes an instrument dedicated to the exploration of mental landscapes.
The spectator gives part of his physical body to a technical extension. To take shelter from the external pressure, the visitor places his face in this blinding niche. By the passing, the artificial limb becomes an operating, sensory, cognitive expansion.
Focusing on his hearing, isolated, he questions his exodus in an intern infinite world. Offering his head and erasing his own identity, he voluntarily cuts himself off his other senses to be more sensitive to mental space. It creates a human with enlarged abilities.
An expansive prosthesis comes to add a second world to the body.

Credit
Courtesy of the artist and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels ; Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon ; Parque Galeria, Mexico DF
Images : © Nacása & Partners Inc // Courtesy of Hermès
With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès