The sculpture presented here defines a corridor comprising two spaces. Each of them linked by an interface, which reverses your perception of them.
The envelope of this corridor is made of laminated polyester resin, which enables a very fine skin to be made, paradoxically opening your eyes to a great depth in the thickness of the surface. This envelope, as a moulded, fluid, translucent space, is like a skin forming the body of the work.
Inside the envelope, the interface splits the space into two rooms, preventing you from going through it, without preventing exchanges: of air, of light, of colours, of movements. The first room has a split-level structure, creating a feeling of flight, of being drawn in, of depth, whilst the second leaves the visitor on the threshold and offers a reversed split-level structure, which seems to be growing and expanding. These different interpretations of the interface are a mental representation of the development of the body of the corridor itself. Between ebb and flow...
On the outside, the envelope has a formwork made of transparent, twin-wall polycarbonate sheets, which increase the uncertainty of the tactile vision between the moulded polyester surface and the rigid structure of the industrial panels.
The first connection the visitor has with this shape presents a questioning between the block and the partitions of the space, through fixed shapes and suspended lines. The interest of the room finds expression in the way this space is constantly changing its definition through variations in density of light, becoming a space that is unique in terms of perception and feeling.
A coloured and translucent space: both closed in on itself and open to the outside. Closed, because it stops at a line which encloses it, and open, because what it encloses spills out beyond it and surrounds it. From this point of view, there is a real interaction between the object and its environment and this space is set in motion by the mere passing of a visitor or a cloud.
Vincent Péraro was born in France in 1963. He qualified from the National School of Fine-Arts in Paris, and obtained the Prix Boudelle in 2000.