In vitro: “The object of my Reflections”, “Affiche” and “General Particular”
Gianni Motti’s project “In vitro” in Geneva was composed of a window display in a small shop at the Plainpalais, posters placed around the city and an internet site. He invited different artists to develop a project for each level. Barbara Fässler has articulated her interventions around the issue of “private” and “public”.
In the window display, the installation “The object of my Reflections” was made out of a mirror with colored light filter. The reflected image from the public square appeared like a monocrome colored photograph, as a reproduction, instead of a life-reflection in a mirror.
The serigraphy poster, which was displayed in town, reproduced a very private image in the public space, without any words. The shaded and nuanced picture in orange and yellow tones, was taken from a photograph of the artist’s young daughter playing, just in movement, sliding on the floor with her hair blowing up.
For the internet platform of “In vitro”, Fässler invited 100 artists from all over Europe to send her a photograph and one sentence, she published them on the website, organizing them in four different sections, red (emotions), blue (art), yellow (private), green (public).