Square in spite of themselves

With Carrés malgré eux – “Squares in spite of themselves”, the rule is how to make objects, shapes, materials fit to a square. Depending on their nature: paper, wood, canvas, metal, strings… this is achieved through appropriate transformations such as folding, cutting, shrinking, crumpling, bending…

Results may be aesthetic or ordinary, pretty or funny, sometimes amazing but square anyway!

It often creates a radical change in the “personality” of the materials even if their essence is not altered: the paper remains paper, iron and zinc remain Fe and Zn.

Paper square in spite of it, 1993, paper on wood
Canvas square in spite of it, 1993, canvas on wood
Zinc square in spite of it, 1993, Zinc ans screws on wood