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// Since there is a wall, what is happening behind? //
Jean Tardieu, Un mot pour un autre
History teaches us that the screen was originally used to hide the naked body,
to decorate a room +. Described in these terms, this figuration
screen is about the available space of the accomodation: a small space necesseraly
generates multiple uses of a same room.
It is, as well, the object of a show: the user is hiding his body, and the person
who is in the room at the very same moment can guess,
thanks to visual and noisy
hints, the steps the user is experimenting - putting off the first layer of clothes
a last one. Thus, a screen
is not only about hiding the naked body and decorating
or, a room, but more deeply, it expresses about desire.
Déshabillez-moi consists in pushing as far as possible the basic meaning
of the screen. The simple joists structure, when not used, is naked.
And because no
added element except clothes is necessary, it becomes a receptacle for it:
Déshabillez-moi constitutes the skeleton of the screen.
to say, it is itself built while you are using it: inverting the traditional use
and aspect of the screen, it is an anti-apparatus.
Geneva, Oct. 2012
single example: pinewood, 160 x 188 x 3 cm
special thanks to the model, William Roussel