This piece was originally made for Show House, a group exhibition presented by BOFFO, the New York based fashion/architecture project. It came about quickly and intuitively and marked our first departure into more exotic materials—dark, African Wenge wood, Italian wool covered cushions and brightly colored laminate.
The four shapes that make up the wall piece were taken from the set of a 1976 performance by Guy de Cointet called “Lost At Sea.” Our deep interest in his work stemmed from the mystery that surrounds both the artist and his work. What is a performance, long since completed, now just some 70s film photographs? Does it still exist? Can these shapes and ideas be extend to live in new lives?
We continue to explore his work and recently collaborated with graphic designer Dante Carlos on a publication called “Stage Left, House Right” that continues to extend these pieces.