VOID
 

A universal form in the collective unconscious  




       




The shape of the Void goes back to the very first creations of humanity, to the clay ball found in ancient cultures. Sometimes, in the absence of an immediate link between our hands and our thoughts, our fingers have a tendency to act freely, to seize a malleable material (wax, bread crumbs, clay, paper etc...) in order to knead it with the thumbs and the index fingers and to make it roll on itself with the flat of the hand in a rotating movement.
The ball thus formed, evolves most often to occupy the volume of empty space between four fingers. The fingers naturally become the mold and a universal form in the collective unconscious.
The shape of the Void goes back to the very first creations of humanity, to the ball of clay found in ancient cultures. Sometimes, in the absence of an immediate link between our hands and our thoughts, our fingers have a tendency to act freely, to seize a malleable material (wax, bread crumbs, clay, paper etc...) in order to knead it with the thumbs and the index fingers and to make it roll on itself with the flat of the hand in a rotating movement.
The ball thus formed, evolves most often to occupy the volume of empty space between four fingers. The fingers naturally become the mold and the energy is then materialized in a recurring and liberating form. The sphere mutates into a smooth and curved tetrahedron, almost identical in all hands.
In an equally unconscious way, a new movement of the fingers generally transforms this tetrahedron into a mathematical figure as "primary" as the sphere: a cube. This primal gesture combines the opposites: the unconscious and mathematics and independent of individuality, it refers to interiority. It is the transitory and complex form of the tetrahedron, hidden by the fingers that we seek to make emerge, "to bring to the surface".

I present the void shape through different materials (ceramic, bronze, silver, stainless steel, fabrics) and organize workshops in which I invite participants to make Voids, to bring this form to the level of their consciousness.
Via forms in several languages, I collect testimonies from people of different cultures on their experience with the void shape. I thus list the variations in the materials used, the circumstances in which they manifest themselves and the traces they leave in the memory.



VOID  AMULETS  

 


Phosphorescent polymer clay     
                         



Gold platted brass




Silver



VOID CERAMICS



       


 
   



VOID SCULPTURE





Stainless steel. 40x30 cm. Production: Jean Delogu.














THE VOID IN PUBLIC SPACE

A mathematical expression of the unspeakable

Introducing the Void as a universal form in space and time, inventing it, in the archaeological sense as a forms produced by humans in ancient times.























Projet - Sanlitun Soho, Pékin. 2010







3D  VOID MODEL  Pierre De Brun 2014

 






VOIDS  IN THE LANDSCAPE



Rano Raraku quarry Easter Island.
Photo: Yann David




Photo: Maerika Miru


VOID
WORKSHOP

Résidence and workshop at the Saint Jacques in Clohars-Carnoët.
Omme #4 (A.P.T.E.)
With Karine Bonneval, Loran Jacob and Diego tampanelli.
April 2023


©Karine Boneval





©Karine Boneval

























VOID certificate


Terracotta voids made “consciously” by the  participants.


VOID WORKSHOP - PÉKIN







Atelier VOID Pékin , 2010



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VOID HAUS BERLIN
6 month residency, Haus 1, Berlin, 2011























































VOID biscuits by MaPatissière



VOIDka



VOID TENTS
Exhibition “Kabinettschrank des Doktor W.” , Bar 25, Berlin.  2010
       
















VOID BEAN BAGS
             

VOID 40 L Faux leather.



















VOID BEAN BAG 2500 L.
Faux leather.
Kindl Brauerei, Berlin, 2010



VOID 40 L
Faux leather. Exhibition OMME #4,
Clohars-Carnoët. 2023


                         
 VOID BALLOONS

“Trésor” Exhibition, GDK Berlin. 2008