About : « The world does not end where we stop perceiving it – our personal habitat depends on our perception. Though the transition between our perceived world and the real world is smooth, things we do not notice do not exist for us. The boundaries of perception are the focus of my work – the things we tend to overlook, which we somehow miss, which we cannot exactly say, which are in the air. The nothingness, which is something.
An especially intermediate place, a centre of unseen actions, is the dinner table. I arranged dinners, which were recorded and whose graphical analyses were used as the basis for the forming of a table and chairs. Subtle glances across the table, or the positions and relations of feet under the table are two examples of such unnoticed actions. In the end, these behaviours speak their own language and make very strong statements.
In the meantime there were built several different tables and chairs, always depending on different dinners.«
This work was presented in April 2009 on the Milan Furniture Fair at Salone Satellite and is now exhibited at the Museion, the museum of modern art in Bolzano.
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