The Black Pavilion / Odile Decq, 2019 / Courtesy of the Galerie Philippe Gravier

Galerie Philippe Gravier presents The Black Pavilion by Odile Decq

French designer Odile Decq’s The Black Pavilion translates the action of copy-and-paste, into an installation that subverts the conventional relationship between pavilion, context, and viewer. From the exterior, the dark and opaque black-glass structure is transformed by collage-like light sculptures—created by Patrick Rimoux and inspired by Decq’s vision of nature—that are projected onto its surface. From the interior, the pavilion’s one-way-mirrored glass offers a view to the outside, creating a voyeuristic tension that questions our relationship with ourselves, one another, and our surroundings.