Conversation avec les anges
(Conversation with the angels)
Installation at La Cambre, Brussels, 2003.
The installation consists of suspended fabric that evokes the lightness of desert tents in the wind. The viewer walks “inside” a text.
It was not done by imprinting but rather by removing material: cotton fibres are eaten away by aluminium sulphate. The text appears where the fabric has been “devoured”. Thus the text is born of the light.
Texts from the Old Testament (Jacob's Dream), from the Koran (Mohamed's Journey), and from Michel Serres (La légende des anges, published in English as Angels: A Modern Myth).