Yvan Alvarez
Untitled, 2018
crochet blanket, found objects
40 x 220 x 240 cm


Installation views :
Plattform 18, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018 

“Pursuing the idea of collection of objects, I called the fifty-two ‘Yvan’ living in Geneva and listed on the telephone directory. After a short conversation in which I explain the context and purpose of my call, I ask them to think about an abject that they could give him. I then place their gift under a handmade crochet blanket. The objects themselves do not matter, I only give the audience the opportunity to guess their shape through the mesh. The experience is passed on from Yvan to Yvan, a name that eventually becomes anonymous because it includes all the protagonists. This community property establishes its own subjective criteria (name and geographic location), hence bypassing a familial, social and political model and replacing it by a nominal system.”

Bénédicte Le Pimpec