À propos de l'exposition

habitacle/meudon 2015

"bloc verticals"


look out series

gabarit extérieur

Miriam Laura Leonardi (born in 1985, lives and works in Zürich)

Jacky Poloni (born in 1989, lives and works in Zürich)

Julia Znoj (born in 1990, lives and works in Zürich and Vienna)

The starting point for their first collaboration was a mutual interest in linguistic structures, narratives and gestures that are written into the body as stories and preempt expectations. These internalized images can be challenged because the more scope for development the narrative framework allows - here that of the art objects - the more intensely the empty spaces can be played with.

For the exhibition in Meudon, they focused on the house at the back of the garden which is only still a house by virtue of the memory-imaginarium which surrounds it, and the few still standing elements chich refer to its meaning. Its being "house" transcends the immediately structural and exists by sedimentation and projection onto a past which is also (silmutaneously) a future. Thus a time loop of perception emerges through which a series of responses and questionings occur. We intend to display the condition in which meaning might surface and rest. One wanders about in the sphere of the ghosts still present.

For the work gabarit extérieur, 2015, forme windows are replaced with light domes (usually used as roof skylights). Pre assumed notions of what defines a house are shifted. Entering a place that looks swollen, full of pustules or pregnant wombs from the outside and whose contour is elusive, looking outwards through the opaque windows becomes hardly possible and thereby they obtain an actual physicality by their volume and become spaces themselves.

The work look out series, 2015, consists of two freestanding wooden stairs which are placed in the house in crooked angles binded together by lashing straps. Their size might evoke the desire to sit on them and look through the windows. But the uncanny space is in transition and the windows block the view. The steps do not furnish the space or lead anywhere. As they stand in the middle of the room they appear more likely as agents of ongoing crossings of points of view.