Plastic plaques pour La Chambre en Fourrure (plastiek plaat voor bonte kamer)

Nicola L.


Object, 48.3 x 67.3 cm.
Materials: Vinyl, acrylic fur

Collection: Courtesy Alison Jacques, London and Nicola L. Collection and Archive.

When Nicola L. meets the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers in 1969, he takes her to the manufacturer where he had started producing his thermoformed plastic sheets or poèmes industriels a year earlier. There, Nicola L. will have her first designs made in plastic: a plastic plate with the words "Same skin for everybody" and the two floor lamps The Eye Lamp and The Lips

The plastic plate is kind of a design sketch for the installation La Chambre en Fourrure [The Fur Room]. We see the floor and four walls with thirteen 'pénétrables' and an egg shape. Next to "Same skin for everybody" we read, by way of legend: 'ENVIRONNEMENT', 'PEAUX VIDES', 'MATERIAUX' and 'C. APOLLINAIRE', a reference to the gallery in Milan where the work was first shown. Later the installation was also shown at the group exhibition "Je/Nous.Wij/Ik", Museum van Elsene, Brussels, 23 May - 13 July 1975.

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