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Forbidden Fruit

2016
fruit, tempered glass, brass, fig tree
420 × 420 × 165 cm
Installation view at the Centre international des Récollets, Paris
Photo: Martin Argyroglo

Forbidden Fruit (2016) deals with the theme of lost paradise. This structure, built with tempered glass units whose scale depends on the measures of the human body and fruits, acts as a transparent ‘panopticon’.  This allegory merges the evocation of the lost paradise as told in myths, with the modern feeling of vacuity that we lack the absolute being. By its architectural and vegetal references and elements/aspects, this installation tackles some of the most fundamental themes of this world: from dynamics and biological life to temporality.