Neïl Beloufa, Pause syndicale, 2014 SOLD OUT
Pause syndicale is a shelf made of resin containing a hand made of a perforated metal sheet, in the shape of a wall bracket. A finger bent upwards emerges from the shelf supported by a threaded rod which helps to hold the bracket. Different brands of cigarette butts caught in the resin and the hole designed to take a coffee cup conjure up the idea of breaks in the work place. There is a reference here to the gradual reduction of the function of the hand as a tool, and to its possible function involving preserving an arrangement for a temporary work halt, or even a strike. In passing, this use of the hand makes critical reference to the spread of recent anthropomorphic sculptural references, which introduce floating hands with no apparent function.
Medium: Perforated metal sheet, resin, cigarette butts.
Size: 14.1 x 8.7 x 11.8 in.
Edition of 25 + 5 A.P.
Price: €500 SOLD OUT
This limited edition by Neïl Beloufa is available at May Quarterly