SABINE MARCELIS X A. LANGE & SÖHNE (2018)
SOLO HOUSE, TERUEL
NOV 1 2018
Openhouse magazine contacted Side Gallery to generate an intervention with the gallery’s contemporary designer Sabine Marcelis. The collaboration between the Gallery and magazine to celebrate the launch of A. Lange & Söhne watches, resulted in an artist’s installation at the iconic Spanish vacation home Solo House, designed by architects Kersten Geers and David Van Severen. With the trajectory of time as the central concept, the perfectly circular building was the perfect setting for Marcelis to experiment with the relationship between light and time.
The designer installed a mirrored obelisk at the buildings center, catching the sun’s rays the mirror created a shadow constantly moving around the inner circumference of the building, transforming the Solo House into a sundial.
"The intervention was a continuation of the designer’s fascination with light and reflection"
The installation sparked conversations about the movement of time and the relationship between art, architecture and time. The mirror acting as a visual metaphor. Sabine projected her vision of time itself, illustrating the concept originates from the sun creating a shadow, and that humanity were able to understand time by using the sun.
The intervention was a continuation of the designer’s fascination with light and reflection. Works by the designer such as her mirror series Seeing Glass, as well as her series Ray that have been exhibited by Side Gallery are further examples of Marcelis works encompassing, glass and light reflections.