2013 – Elodie Seguin: Frieze Art Fair, London
17 – 20 October 2013
Elodie Seguin summons the viewer’s attention. Her practice documents temporality of the work – which exists in a state of unending suspension. The exhibition site is undertaken as a transposition, a displacement of context, where presented elements are states of being, independent, yet engaging in dialogue with elements preceded in practice. The booth at Frieze is scaled down, questioning plans of specific types of spaces.
Two frontal walls are installed as a ‘continuance’ of booths on either side, with two lateral walls installed inside. Surfaces are painted and left unpainted, qualifying their measurements. A fifth wall is installed in the back – closing the booth in this way – creating an emphasis on thickness and depth opposed to surface. An oak beam is installed through its centre, cantilevered behind, and protruding in equal length to the walls that perpendicularly flank it; an imparted vantage point connects frontal with lateral. Creating a vacuum, the installation is fragmented yet conversing.