Through a window into another world, you see a familiar shape yet something is different. The dislocation and disproportionate scale of what you see provoke an unsettling feeling and an awareness of insignificance in the face of this giant object: is it a relic of the past or rather a sign of the future? Is it worshipped as a deity or a monument of dictatorial repression?
The Monument is a diorama designed for the exhibition Congress of Spoons, at Salone Internazionnale del mobile de Milano 2019. This exhibition explored the narrative power of objects and our relationship with them whereby different cabinets proposed a different way of looking at the same object: the spoon.
© Photos: HEAD – Genève, Baptiste Coulon, Michel Giesbrecht