On an invitation from Natacha Polaert
when he walks into the hotel room, the guest will find a number of small canvases on the walls all painted the same color as the walls on which they’re hung. a few stacks of canvases will also be placed against the walls. the canvases will have different formats but will be bigger than those on the walls; they will also be painted the same color as the walls. several books of de-finitions/methods – examples of claude rutault’s pictorial propositions – will be lying on a chest of drawers for the guest to look at.
the idea is simple. if he'd like, the guest is free to actualize one or several de-finitions/methods by hanging the stacked canvases over the smaller ones already on the walls. the temporary charge-taker is the "owner" of the painting/s for as long as he rents the room, and he is free to photograph them. he will leave the canvases in place when he leaves the hotel, and the hotel management will return the canvases to their original positions.
when he leaves the hotel, the guest will receive a document stating that he actualized one or several de-finitions/methods on such and such dates. he is free to give his actualization a title, such as night collection, night color, painting never sleeps, dream painting… it's up to him. there will be an additional charge for the room, which will be given to the artist, who remains the owner of the work.