MAGRITTE’S GOLCONDA MOVING IN AN ATRIUM
Creating a large scale experience with a full-size photo cut-out installation for office building Cœur Défense at La Defense in Paris, France. The building consists of two twin towers of 180m high connected by an element called "intertower" and three low buildings of 8 floors. These towers are all connected to each other by a large atrium of 44m high covering more than one hectare of area. The photographic cut-outs representing the men in Magritte’s Golconda painting appear remarkably real. The contrast between the atrium’s architecture and the original suburban environment of Magritte’s painting is noticeable. One interpretation of the Golconda is that Magritte was demonstrating the line between individuality and group association, and how it is blurred.