OBJECTS OF A COSMIC DRAMA
This project consists in four objects that have been designed according to the notion of cosmogony. The transposition of Immensity to a domestic scale seeks to bring users perception to a more abstract field; it also suggests, in a metaphorical way, the condition of Man within the cosmic order.
Then, plastic and formal researches applied to the objects make them express some « micro-stories » of the universe in which man takes part through the use, whether active or contemplative.
Thus, function and aesthetic, which are both inspired by cosmogonic stories from the Tradition and personal moments of contemplation, aim to question the role of object in its narrative and spiritual dimensions.
Within tradional houses of many civilisa-tions, the Axis Mundi, or «Axe of the World», is a materialized point of connection between earth and sky.
Suggesting verticality, a rope spiral raises a granite plateau which echoes to a Plexiglas disk as a dark-blue sky. When the lighting source is on, the colour gets dematerialized and spreads on to the below part.
A white Carrara marble disk that is suspended as a moon evocation. Marble essence is revealed thanks to the light coming from a distant and « asleep » lamp laid on a sand cushion. The floating marble disk has been refined on its edge in order to bring lightness in the object.
Orê represents the Sun as an autonomous and central element that brings life. Its shape is inspired by observations and various symbolic representations of the star.
When water is poured on the top part, it flows following the inside edges until it reaches a stagnant vegetal presence. Metaphorically, Orê embraces the elements and sacralises organic life.
At its first state, Styx is a brush aluminium mirror that doesn't allow reflection. Once rotated on its axe, a dark and dense liquid flows and randomly draws an ephemeral black mirror. Through the reflection, it established a link between gravity and a cyclic movement; then gravity is expressed both physically and conceptually.
Moreover, « Styx » is, in Greek mythology, the river of Hell where Narcissus keeps looking for his reflection.