Mickaël Marchand

Installation at In Situ

 Berlin, 2013

At first glance Mickaël Marchand’s work »One thousand kilos of concrete, four meter long edges and you standing on it (ailleurs les falaises s´effritent)« (2013) presents a sculptural installation that restages the classic aesthetics of minimal art: a rectangular concrete cube set in relation to the spatial dimensions of the exhibition space. However, the fact that visitors are forced to step on the piece to enter the room irritates the initial impression of a traditional art piece. Made from compressed concrete powder the installation unfolds a second disorder: its unstable structure. Marchand’s work not only deals with questions of form and space, but also involves the visitor’s body as a destructive threat to the art piece itself.

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