Furniture-column – Metz


Metz, Centre d’arts Faux Mouvement
Polystyrene, paint, 50 x 60 x 350 cm

The window is effectively an interior space destined to be viewed by passers-by, a space “controlled” from the outside. A” furnished column” whose footprint takes the form of the town of Metz is situated in this transitional space. Metz, the town where the installation takes place, is thus enclosed within the window space and the architecture of the piece makes it inaccessible to the viewer, inversing the usually inclusive relationship between town, architecture and inhabitants. Metz is disguised as a column apparently supporting the architecture of the art center itself, whilst declaring its independence as an exhibited object available for sale.