Poussiereun, 2013

installation

metal, powder made out of bricks

 

Toulouse, the so called "ville rose", was built out of red bricks which are characteristic for the city.

Out of several of those bricks, taken from abandoned buildings, I made a fine, light powder.

As the rope of the sculpture is pulled, the powder is released and falls down in slow motion.

Due to its fineness, the powder lingers in the air for a while, entering every little slit in the wall and on the floor.

You can feel the powder's dryness as it enters your nose and covers parts of your tongue as well.

Pulling the shower's rope, the sculpture makes a metallic sound reminding of a bell.