Plan

Plan | 300 x 120 x 350 cm | Plywood, iron piping, scaffolding clumps and notebook

Plan, 2012 is a sculpture presented at the 11th The Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art: A terrible beauty is born.

The artwork is a site-specific sculpture  attached to the raw wall of the Museum, that depicts architectural contradiction as well as the opposite deconstruction / construction concepts. It is built with raw scaffolding materials, where wood bends against metal creating a breaking point. On top of the structure a black notebook lies as a fragment of irony between the weight and stability of the materials of the sculpture.
Could the lightness of the notebook make the wooden plank topple over? What’s in it? If we were to move it, what would happen? The spatial arrangement of the sculpture as an invitation to return it. Lamothe triggers a disturbing and yet attractive feeling in the viewer that aims to interpret each of the elements in communion that revolve around the concepts of assembly, gravity, balance and tension.

“The architecture supporting the architecture supporting the architecture.
The weight of the black book placed on the board.
The Plan will be designed on the basis of architecture removed from its foundations; it is hanging, or torn off, or hanged, with nothing else to turn to except it’s heartwarming friend, the architecture.This plan that must be constructed is based on trust between the architectures, the viewer and the work; it is the keystone of the whole.”

Plan | 300 x 120 x 350 cm | Plywood, iron piping, scaffolding clumps and notebook
Plan | 300 x 120 x 350 cm | Plywood, iron piping, scaffolding clumps and notebook

Plan | 2012

Exhibition View: 11th Lyon Biennial | Lyon | France
Photograph: Haup and Binder