Janus’s Knots
Les Nœuds de Janus
Les Nœuds de Janus
Les Nœuds de Janus
Janus’s Knots
Les Nœuds de Janus
Les Nœuds de Janus
Les Nœuds de Janus

Janus’s Knots

Jean-Michel Othoniel
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This pop-up book marks a new stage in the work of Jean-Michel Othoniel: the Ricochets sculptures, with varying shades, glass marbles projected like a ribbon of beads, unfold across the pages.

This pop-up book marks a new stage in the work of Jean-Michel Othoniel: the Ricochets sculptures, with varying shades, glass marbles projected like a ribbon of beads, unfold across the pages.

These new works raise ‘the question of the absent body. It is about creating volumes of absence, constructions of variable dimensions whose bodies could coil up’. It is an almost carnal relationship that these ‘ricochets’ have with the space within which they are entwined.

Using the idea of an aerial game with the materials, Jean-Michel Othoniel wanted to design a pop-up book where the watercolour shapes would be like models for a future exhibition. Like light-weight knots, these coloured drawings intertwine like a Janus in love with his double: “In these drawings”, says Othoniel, “there is an idea of movement, actual bounce, ricochets, imaginary desires and a knotted heart”.

Born in 1964 in Saint-Etienne, first working material such as sulphur or wax, Jean-Michel Othoniel is known for his sculptures in Murano glass, like The Nighthawks Kiosk, located at the entrance to the metro station Palais Royal in Paris. 

A limited edition with a “Ricochet” enhanced in watercolour was printed and is now sold-out.

Nombre de pages
24 p.
Dimensions
25.5 x 27.5 cm
Langue
français
Publication
2009
Reliure
Hardcover
ISBN
9782916275604
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