This massive concrete sculpture was made for the exhibition "In Praise of Doubt" at the Punta Della Dogana in Venice (2011-2012). The packages are casts of cardboard boxes that contained works by Tatiana Trouvé. The moldings and original material are rendered with great delicacy by the cement. The color and texture of the cement gives the object a calcined appearance.
The Refoldings are sculptures obtained by casting and moulding in bronze and concrete emergency blankets and packing boxes used to transport works, which are folded before they are thrown or put away. On some of them, or at their base, are battens in concrete, wood or wax. The transformation of the materials used for these auxiliaries to the artwork, elements that cover and envelop them, totally inverts their state: they go from light to heavy, mobility to fixity. This radical change opens them up to a new process, in the sense this term has in grammar, meaning “what happens.” This process is one of fossilization. This formalisation combines the material action with an extreme slowing: by folding the objects back into themselves, one unfolds the temporal extent of their means of existence.
Introduced into the economy of the installation, the Refoldings become markers that function as markers punctuating space and thus acquire a new dynamic, underpinned by their chromatic variations, their horizontality and their verticality.