Site specific installation
Rosâtre is the temporary site-specific work created by Penique Productions on the occasion of the exhibition Pop presented in Paris at the spaces of La Villette in 2022.
For Penique Productions, the room is a pretext for reflecting the way we interact with space. The coloured plastic shell, thanks to which the Spanish art studio covers the interiors with the help of fans, appropriates the space and modifies its perception. Covering the room and making it “unusable” is thus revealed the essence of spatiality and being present in space generating disorientation to those who cross them. The “balloon”, made of a light plastic, grows and expands as the air becomes the supporting structure and forces the inflatable to grow, consuming everything in its path.
The architecture of the Great Hall disappears to better reveal itself: covered by a layer of pink monochromatic plastic that has been removed from the air and by huge LED curtains. The work Rosâtre, with its evocative title, is an installation that invites visitors to stop for a moment during their visit, with seats placed in the center of the space. A moment of suspension? An invitation to introspection? The artists have proposed to reshape the places where they are inserted. Here, the balconies of the Grande Halle are totally transformed. New shapes and details appear in a fluffy and colorful atmosphere.
Penique Productions is an artist and architect collective founded in Barcelona in 2007 that focuses its research on site-specific and ephemeral installations. Since 2008, Penique Productions has also operated from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The group has subsequently operated in the United Kingdom with interventions such as The Green Sack and Bathroom in Nottingham and 18 clocktower place as part of the Market State Project in London. With the work La Capella it won first prize at the Cerka’l Festival in Piera, Barcelona. The group then participated in the Artist Residency program proposed by La Tabacalera center in Madrid, where they presented the project El Sótano de La Tabacalera (The Basement of La Tabacalera). With the intervention of Sala Buit, inside the galleria d’arte Sala B and collaborating with the BAU design school with Palo Alto they were able to return to work in the city that saw the formation of the original collective.