Folding figures is a site specific installation for the film ‘taste of tangerine’ within the framework of a solo exhibition for the artist Eva Giolo. The main space provided for the exhibition was multi-faceted; a white space with windows towards the foyer area, a vast yet modest height space disrupted by a singular column, and more windows facing the street deeper in the space. Instead of using this space of many conflicting qualities as is, the installation takes a bold decision of blocking out the majority of the room, reducing the space to a small zone with the windows facing the foyer.
The installation takes hint from the repetitive rhythm of the existing windows towards the foyer. Echoing the exact width of the windows as a modular dimension, a rectangular platform is placed gently against the newly built stud wall, where the film is projected. While the triangular gap created by the oblique angle of the existing walls distinguish the platform from the room, the window rhythm repeated in the installation itself connect the two. The platform therefor plays an ambiguous role both as an isolated place dedicated to experiencing the work and as an integral part of the room itself, slowly transforming the window into a vitrine that further activates the dead-end foyer space in front.
- De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 156m² (31m² used)