this object, or this table, should be considered more like a sculptural object.
2012, Wood (oak), metal, natural stone / unique
(2090 x 815 x 770 mm)
'This object, or this table, [...]' was designed following a predetermined concept, namely to serve as decor for the film 'Façade, are you the film's character?'
The functional role of the table's formal characteristics is acted out in the scene during which two characters are inspecting a map.
The higher (thicker) surface of the table smoothly goes over into the lower (thinner) part of the tabletop.
The lower part was made with the probable height of a kneeling person in mind. As such, the character that kneels ('The young man') could have an overview over the higher (thicker) part of the tabletop on which the map is unrolled. In order to fit the map, the higher part received the exact dimensions of the standard A0 paper size (2378 x 1682 mm).
The rectangularly shaped hollow space in the thicker part is, in turn, based on the dimensions of the natural stone so as to perfectly contain it.
In the film, the stone is used as a paperweight to hold down one of the map's edges, whereas the other side is kept in place by the character sitting on the lower part of the tabletop.
Installation view of 'This object, or this table, should be considered more like a sculptural object'
Video still, Façade, are you the film's character? 2012. Video projection, HDV, color, versions of 13 and 9 min., looped.
Installation view of This object, or this table, should be considered more like a sculptural object at the show Granfalloon.
CCHA, Hasselt, BE. On the tabletop stilleven met dempers, 2014.
Video still, Retroperspectief 2013. Featuring plaaster toestel as camera and The retroperspectief (cone-shaped sculpture, part of Stilleven met de rest since 2015).
HD projection, 13 min., color, sound, looped.
Installation view of This object, or this table, should be considered more like a sculptural object at the show retroperspectief.
Featuring on the wall right corner: Object I, 2010; and on the rear wall HD projection of the film Retroperspectief 2013.
Dohyang Lee Gallery, Paris, FR. Photo © Aurélien Mole.
Installation view of Nine ceramics BPMSK 2013. Dohyang Lee Gallery, photo © Aurélien Mole.
Installation view of This object, or this table, should be considered more like a sculptural object
at the 2012 HISK final show About Waves and Structure. Behaviour, Disagreement, Confidence and Pleasure.
[featuring on the wall: Ieva Epnere, 'Mothers', 2012, colour photographs; and in the space: Paulien Föllings, 'Lionsbust', 2012.]