Anyone Feeling Woozy? A Surrealist Creation By Luxembourg Artists Feipel and Bechameil
September 13, 2012
Photography: Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil
As if taken directly from a scene in a David Lynch film, the images of the Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil artwork presented at last year’s Venice Biennale would warm any surrealist fan’s already melting heart. Entitled Le Cercle Fermé (Closed Circle) and curated by René Kockelkorn, the installation—which hasn’t received much exposure—explores the central theme of space while playing with the physiological limitations of perception. Read more.
The piece, which maintains a severe and all-encompassing white palette, features everything from flowing walls, hidden doorways, and even liquefied chairs. The philosophy of the work delves into the historically dated concept of space as it pertains to the meaning of limitations. Kockelkorn explains: “The meaning of the word ‘space’ is profoundly destabilised. In this, our two artists are very topical because the management of space is in crisis. This space we think of as living space is simultaneously a space of action, orientation, and communication.”