EXPO.02 Federal Project Who am I?
Arteplage Yverdon les Bains 2002
The exhibition building looks like a huge mound of earth from the outside. Several layers clearly visible, including the sedimentation rings that measure the onward march of time.
But once you have passed one of the twelve entrances and you are inside, the heaviness of earth mass is no longer apparent.The room seems to be endless, a place for playful encounters with yourself and others. The dim lighting swallows up the bodies of those who enter. Twelve catwalks lead across the mirrorlike expanses of water to the middle of the building, where you are under the open sky. There you are lying onto the huge red bed in a foam mold. You ll find yourself in a world of questions and sounds. Suddenly high up towards the roof, something larger than life starts to fly around and merges into a whole array of images on one of the world s biggest film screens it s the image of yours taking its place in a community, in a finite universe of space and time.