Sophie Bélair Clément: Formes d'Egale Résistance
In 2012-2013, Casino Luxembourg is hosting the third edition of project room @ aquarium, an international artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called "Aquarium", a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion.
Des formes d'égale résistance is an exhibition project realised for the "Aquarium" at Casino Luxembourg. This glass pavilion, designed by architect René Mailliet, in collaboration with Jean Prouvé, was annexed to the building façade in 1958/59. Researching the historical context of the architectural creation of this space, the trajectories of a rumour are enquired. According to this rumour, the structure of the pavilion was designed on the back of a beer-mat. Borrowed from the building principle developed by Jean Prouvé, the notion of "formes d'égale résistance" (forms of equal strength) leads one to ponder the relationship between the architectural framework and the work within, together with the significance of the documentation which created it. The shape and design result from these tensions.
With the collaboration of Julien Maire, artist.
Guest choreographer: Marie Claire Forté.
All photos by Sophie B-C