BEDROOM IV is part of an ongoing series (including Cocoon) which offer a direct physical experience, in search for temporary solutions of retreat and idleness.

Visitors are encouraged to test this micro-habitat by physically entering the capsule, for as long as they feel comfortable with it. The restrained space could be claustrophobic for some, or welcoming for others. BEDROOM IV offers the chance of a complete cutout from the outside space, from the others and brings in the feeling of security and intimacy with oneself. It offers a moment of complete stillness, in which thoughts can either completely disappear or become clearer.

BEDROOM IV does not only propose a physical sensation of relaxation, but it addresses the need for complete isolation, especially a mental one, which can hardly be attained in most of our daily realities. It can, of course, be a challenge to enter one of these capsules and not everyone will be keen on doing it. But the piece works on several levels, and, for those that hesitate, it offers the chance to reflect over the need for intimacy and isolation, over the relationship with personal spaces and the way in which these are built up.


Besides the exhibition, the work is placed in several office environments, offering the chance of being used directly, during lunch breaks, before or after working hours.

produced for and with support from Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, in February 2013, for the exhibition It is Compulsory that we have a Title, curated by Ciprian Muresan.

 

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<< exhibition view at Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, February 2013 // photo credits: Stefan Sava