Permutations is a celebration of the paper-making process: the ultimate hand-cast paper, the foundational fabric, and the screening, all essential elements in my studio. The spectators start the journey by navigating through a monochrome, ethereal, deck of cards, their suits but faint watermarks in the hand-cast paper. There are 54 cards— including jokers—to encounter by chance.
On the other side of the deck, is a salle d’attente (waiting room) with peculiar elements of baroque costumes backlit by tapestries of warm browns reminiscent of earth and stone and azure blues of the sky and sea. One rough, yet ruffled form, turns slowly observing the others—some stately and some arrogant.
But the materials have been changed, transformed, into several Permutations of unexpected forms, creating an atmosphere where the spectator is invited to cast their own narrative, find the equation: the balance between the elements, the message and the medium, stationary versus static, before returning through the hand they’ve been dealt.