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the house of glass/2007
digital print on aluminium/cm100x100



This work arose from thinking over psychological value of the house – both in the meaning of psychological space and physical place – in building one’s identity.
The house of glass is a photograph of a sculpture that I built like a house of cards using some etched glass plates.
This architecture has an unstable equilibrium; it can fall down as soon as it has been brushed against.
The material emphasizes the sculpture’s frailty: a house of cards can fall down but it can be built again; a house of glass doesn’t leave hopes of coming back to the original shape and its individuality is lost forever.
The satin-finished “walls” keep the light seeping through and, at the same time, hide the inner space.
As well as its own architecture, the intimacy of the house is fragile and easily violable.