Bidimensional Bisagra, 2015 is a participatory site-specific sculpture developed for the main exhibition room of the Centro Cultural Haroldo Conti in Buenos Aires. The artwork articulates the concepts of hinge, elasticity and inertia. Through it, Lamothe proposes a limit, a physical and symbolic partition in the middle of the space that makes it, on the one hand, impossible to cross, and on the other, flexible with the action of the viewer. Bidimensional Bisagra unfolds a journey in tension where the very resistance (of the materials) that support the structure comes into play.
The sculpture consists of a 14-meter-wide door with multiple overlapping planks of plywood and works as a hinge mechanism for opening and closing a door that leads you on the other side of the exhibition space.
The scale of the work is of great importance, the paradox of an extremely big and heavy structure that goes beyond human scale and yet, that can be flexed with almost no effort because of its mechanism. Lamothe emphasizes the capacity of movement of our bodies and through the action of interacting with the door by pushing it, both wood and spectator are feeling the same thing. There’s empathy and communion.
Bidimensional Bisagra | 2015
Exhibition View: Haroldo Conti Center | Buenos Aires | Argentina
Photograph: Eva Chevalier