A cosmogony is a story related to the origin of the universe and its evolution. Inspired by traditional cosmogonies and moments of contemplation, Cosmogony metaphorically suggests the condition of Man within the cosmic order. By transposing Immensity at a domestic level I explore the idea that objects also have a contemplative and imaginative function.
The Axis Mundi, or «Axe of the World», symbolizes the connexion between Earth and Sky. It has been materialized by Men from different cultures: the centre pillar of Chinese pagodas, fireplaces in Occitan houses, fountains in Moroccan courtyards, etc.
Verticality is here suggested by a granite plateau raised by a rope spiral on the ground and a deep-blue translucent disc with a lighting source hanging from the ceiling; when turned on the light spreads the blue colour onto the floor, thus connecting the two elements.
A suspended, hand-winged white Carrara marble disc that evokes the moon and its aura. The marble texture and veneers become translucent by the light coming from a distant lamp laying on a sand-filled fabric pillow.
Orê was inspired by observations and symbolic representations of the Sun as the central element of the cycle of life. Water dropped on top of the ring will flow down the inner tube before reaching a still and stagnant water-plant.
In the first place Styx is a non-reflective grey brushed aluminium mirror, mounted to the wall on a rotative axe. Within the ring is a dense black and reflective liquid; when the mirror is rotated by the user, the liquid sticks to the edge and flows down from the top, thus creating a randomly shaped, ephemeral black mirror. Gravity is then expressed physically and conceptually, as in Greek mythology Styx is the river of Hell where Narcissus keeps looking for his reflection.