Hotel Room presents the layout of a typical hotel room by extracting it from its context and shaping low walls, in order to give the elements for a reading. A hotel room is the result of a specific idea of the use of space. Everybody in the Western world knows how to use it. There is no need for directions.
The work is a life size scale representation (4’ high x 23’ X 11.5’) built with paraffin wax. It distorts the geometric reference points and is mentally and physically upsetting, despite the fact that the outline and the size of the typical hotel room have been respected.
Concept and Direction
– Produced by the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Rueil-Malmaison, Paris
– Sponsored by the Total, Atria, and Novotel companies.
– Exhibited at the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Rueil-Malmaison, Paris, 1995