Paris Past

The Function of Form

Luciana Lamothe
Solo show

Lamothe’s works strategy often consists in realizing a dislocation between the function and the form or the function and the context, but at the same time ensuring the effectiveness of the function. In this exhibition, the dislocation occurs when the pure form of a drawing, with some patterns repeating themselves with harmony and rhythm, gets a functional use, in this case to walk or to sit. One of the sculptures is like a bridge people can walk on. The sculpture's way is made up of a wooden structure pulled by metal pipes, a material that straining generates forms, ranging from symmetrical and rhythmic figures to the danger of crossing it. The second sculpture is a seat made under the same logic of construction. The act of sitting becomes reflective on the shape and material.