From 26th August to 23rd November 2010, Didier Fiúza Faustino will present ‘Agnosian Fields’ at Le Forum de la Maison Hermès in Tokyo. The exhibition comprising two new installations as well as previous work indicates the different scales and obsessions that the work of an architect is based upon. The term ‘agnosia’ – the loss of the ability to recognise objects and perceptive amnesia – sums up the state in which the architect wishes the visitor to be immersed. His work, mainly based on putting the body under tension in its environment, leads him to explore the fields of architecture and contemporary art, assuming equally status as artist, designer and architect.
Following the itinerant video projection space ‘H-Box,’ the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, which provides the Forum’s programming, has again invited Didier Fiúza Faustino for an individual exhibition. The Japanese public will be able to discover the immersive micro architecture installation, ‘Erase your Head’ (photo below), for which the English artist Russell Haswell has designed a sound landscape. A second installation produced in partnership with Hiroya Oku, author of the Japanese manga Gantz, will appropriate the piece called ‘Hand Architecture.’
The installation will be completed by the ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ discussion room, whilst three pieces will trace other paths between the body and architecture: the model of an unusual Japanese house, ‘Uncut House,’ ‘The Naked Lunch,’ a confusing object which penetrates domestic space and lastly the new seated prototype of ‘Hermaphrodite,’ which puts its user in an ambiguous position (photo above).
Maison Hermès 8F Le Forum, 5-4-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Monday to Saturday: 11am to 8pm, Sunday: 11am to 7pm.