Florence Doléac’s work issues from meeting points. Between form and function, interior and exterior, the new and the used, the removed wit of titles and a concern with what lasts, we find the collective’s personal expression: its pieces deal as much with dreamlike and private appropriation as with an ethical line of thinking about the making of our most ordinary objects. the Maximum members base their work on the notion of “over-cycling” (surcyclage). While recycling destroys an object and just hangs on to the materials, over-cycling preserves existing objects to create new functions from them.
In particular, the exhibition will be showing a series of new pieces: three jointly signed beds, produced together with the gallery. The beds come from “Vauban” barriers, used in public places to channel and “park” crowds. Their ordinary repressive use is diverted here for uses associated with pleasure and rest.The covers, made by Bilum, are made from scraps of hot-air balloon fabrics*. Because of the materials they are made with, these beds can be used both indoors and outdoors.
*Covers and cushions made of re-formed hot-air balloon canvas. Material sourcing and manufacture by Bilum,