On a table, different-shaped, empty alcohol glasses (wineglasses, goblets, etc.) are set in sponges impregnated with white wine (or water).

Amphibians, like the legendary Kappa in Japan, or the toad in Grimm’s fairy tale, live halfway between land and water; in tales, they often have a preponderant and ambiguous role ; in the same way, the sponges are attractive and repulsive.

Superimposed chairs

Wooden boards are assembled so as to suggest stacked chairs forming a triangular prism.


A hinge (scale 1/1) is made of porcelain.
His physical frailty suggests another fragility inherent in the crossing of a passage or a limit.


9 sandstone bowls are placed on top of each other and fixed in such a way that the circles drawn by their borders create a surface.

On the rampart – bench of correlation

In Sarlat, she was able to discover a type of dwelling built on the notion of defence, inducing the idea of confinement, due to the ramparts. The duality between the positive, protective side and the negative, confining aspect echoes the artist’s studies throughout her work : the process of bulding one’s individual freedom inevitably leads to the construction of one’s own confinement.

extract of the text of Sarah Mattera – August 2008

On the doorstep I, II

Two different sized chairs are fixed on the opening of the doors. The observers are invited to sit on the chair.

On the limit

An opening is pierced through one of the gallery doors. It represents the silhouette of the art dealer and thuse becomes a sculpture.


This is a piece of furniture in the shape of a door. A chair is embedded in the strcuture, thus the opening allows one to sit in it while the door is closed. The person sitting down is sitting on the doorstep, in between two spaces.

Door handle I

Within the closed exhibition space, a new exit is created by installing a door handle onto a picture rail. The rotating movement – to the left or to the right – suggests an opening.