Les Halles (tricolore), 2011
Materials: cardboard, tape, plexiglas, mirror, paint, glue, wood
Dimensions: 2 objects — each ca.: 55 x 55 x 180 cm
Here, fragments of The Forum des Halles (1979 – 2011), the main entrance and an outdoor passageway, are rebuilt in miniature with the stains, scratches, smears, filth, water damage, dark corners, and empty storefronts replicated with precision. All this dereliction, negligence, and dysfunctionality are wrapped in the high gloss of the national flag. Emanating from the depths of the sculpture one can hear the relentless mechanical rumble of the building’s inner workings along with the scraping metal sound of dilapidated escalators.
David Oliveira | Larissa Fassler