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WORK OF THE FOREST

The Work of the Forest, 1992

Installation. 3 channel video-sound projection panorama with Art Nouveau screens, Dimensions variable.
First exhibited, Foundation pour l’architecture,
Brussels, 1992

 

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The 19thc notion of ‘interiority’, described by Marcel Proust, is contrasted with the architectural style most associated with it, Art Nouveau. I used Proust’s ‘whirling room’ to stage conflicting histories of African art, the Belgian Congo and Art Nouveau. Three transparent screens as a continuous panorama allow for multiple points of view and access; underscoring the different relationships that the viewer can have with this material. See The Work of the Forest in Art & Text, #42, 1992, Australia.

Installation view showing the panorama at the Berardo Museum, in Lisbon, Portugal

Installation view showing the panorama at the Berardo Museum, in Lisbon, Portugal

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Installation view showing the panorama at the Berardo Museum, in Lisbon, Portugal