Between Two Waves
Between Two Waves, 2019
Environment/Space made of recycled materials
±21 × 7 × 4.70 m
Upon entering the Luxembourg Pavilion, visitors are immersed in a setting that adapts to the architectural scale of the Sale d’Armi. Acting simultane ously as artwork, spatial environment and interface containing all the elements that make up Written by Water, it was conceived as a kind of living organism that unfolds in the Sale d’Armi from north to south.
Taking the shape of a monumental wave that rises above visitors’ heads, Between Two Waves evokes the sea but also brings to mind a work of nomadic architecture, an open shelter for anyone seeking refuge. The space is subject to its own temporality, reflecting a constant balancing move ment between the exploration of an external state and an inner tension. It stages a world unto its own, an ecosystem with its own rhythms and new modes of celebration and rituals. The various ele ments of the space cannot be seen at once, thus leaving room for ephemerality and uncertainty.