After stepping onto the soft black carpet and entering a darkened cube, one could hear a children’s music box melody played quietly within the space. Sculptural forms, each unique and created by an impression of a squeezing hand, were suspended from a slowly revolving circle hanging from the ceiling. A single light positioned between them cast shadows that moved across the walls.
Music Box invites visitors to immerse themselves in a child-like environment and experience a sense of intimacy and security. It draws from research highlighting the fundamental role that a feeling of safety and comfort plays in our ability to remember events, perceive our surroundings, and engage in cognitive processes. By creating a space that fosters a sense of emotional and physical refuge, the Music Box offers a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with their memories and experiences in a deeply personal way.
DordtYart, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 2014
1,5m diameter circle with plaster objects
suspended under the ceiling
[darkened room 3x4m]