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The Poetics of Space


Ariane Toussaint

Curator: Arthur Cordier

22129 Rue de l'Université

With this work the artist follows her explorations in tactility and her love to working with fabrics. ‘The Poetics of Space’ is a gigantic book whose pages are in fact blankets. It invites adults, as well as children, to play, lay, sleep and dream. The book-bed is made of found fabrics that recall quilts and children book illustrations; it is a sculptural and performative piece that calls for moments of tenderness and warmth. The work is part of a bigger research inspired by the eponymous book of Gaston Bachelard that explores home as a space for a personal cosmology.


Ariane Toussaint