This process of scratching, the slow destruction of the wall, is the trace of a human gesture induced by desperate boredom.
The Terminal La borne is a device that roams throughout the Centre-Val de Loire region, designed by Le Pays où le ciel est toujours bleu. It is now installed in the Turbulences courtyard for two exhibitions! For the second of these, artist Clara Gallet appropriates this urban furniture and presents Days Within Four Walls.
Witnesses of the movements of the city, interfaces between interior and exterior, walls reflect the evolution of ways of occupying public and private spaces. Externally, between anti-establishment messages and advertising, the kneejerk reactions and issues of an era of struggle are manifested. Internally, we find in them, layer by layer, the desire to appropriate one’s habitat with the aid of objects and elements, often from standardised settings. In this vein, I created the piece Les jours en quatres murs [Days Within Four Walls], an in-situ sculpture that I destroyed after its exhibition. It comprised a wall made of rails and plasterboard planks covered with wallpaper featuring plant motifs. The space between the motifs is scratched away in large areas. The waste generated by this action is left on the ground. This process of scratching, the slow destruction of the wall, is the trace of a human gesture induced by desperate boredom. It is a movement of degradation undertaken on a standardised, industrial, domestic medium. The idea is to create friction between a singular action and the impersonal object on which it occurs.
Exhibition postponed during summer 2021
La borne at the Turbulences
Free entrance from wednesday to sunday from 2pm to 7pm