With her architectural models, Tatiana Trouvé builds up spatial environments that contain contradictory elements of doubt and hope. They can be seen as the physical products of her re-arrangement of reality on the edge of dreamy, child-like fantasy and private mythology. Choreographing a mise en scène to incorporate her memory of objects and places, Trouvé experiments with perception, manipulating the scale and size in her elaborate series of spatial amplifications, reductions and distortions. She constructs the skeletons of spaces and marks the contours of a future reality. Her installation Polder is an example of a space in which recollection and imagination provide a new narrative between the past and the present, in a zone of absence and void. Polder contains the idea of a completely artificial space, a set-up in which nothing ought to take place. It is an outgrowth, ambiguous, a promise of an intellectual space, like an architectural graft or a feasible colony. A domestic drama is re-enacted on this transparent stage. It is a local affair, fictitious, without clear details nor an easily graspable plot. A series of drawings, Intranquility completes the installation. Depicting spaces and structures where murders and suicides have been committed, these drawings are studies of perceived reality. The artist penetrates the space between seeing and believing: knowing about their violent history, how should we now look at these places? How do these places look back at us?
EX PETERLINI, VIA SAVIOLI 20 – MANIFATTURA TABACCHI, P.ZZA MANIFATTURA 1 -STAZIONE FERROVIARIA, PIAZZALE ORSI, I-38068 ROVERETO, ITALYmore