Jasmine Guffond

The Inanimate

Installation, Kleinmanchnow, Germany 2014

Collaboration with Ilan Katin

By treating mundane cardboard boxes aesthetically, rather than for their intended functional purpose, we aimed to invoke a sensual experience and appreciation, that all objects have a life beyond our immediate and static perception of them.

Through the illumination of mundane objects, we expand beyond the rectangular screen and a reshaping of materiality takes place. The projected image, no longer restricted to the conventional frame, allows for the minds eye to become the frame, creating a link between cinema, animation and sculpture. We explored the voice of these inanimate objects utilising recordings of cardboard boxes being ripped, tapped, cut up, punched and caressed.