MAINTENANCE OF INTIMATE SPACE

Khurtova / Bourlanges in collaboration with Mark Leegsma
2012
55 x 55 x 20cm - unfired clay
Ongoing research

"Every corner in a house, every angle in a room, every inch of secluded space in which we like to hide, or withdraw into ourselves, is a symbol of solitude for the imagination; that is to say, it is the germ of a room, or of a house."
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

This research investigates the necessity of experiencing intimacy to be able to relate to the outer world, as well as intimacy’s constant need for maintenance against exterior forces. Using unfired clay bricks we construct intimate corners. Leaving them behind to be exposed to disintegrating force, we reconstruct those intimate structures each week, for an extended period of time.


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