“Closed Circuit”


Elliott Causse

1818 × 1818 mm


ink on canvas, wood, perfume

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This is a work influenced by the idea of smelling. There is two smelling box that communicate by two pipes, a red one and a black one. All of the pipes we see are just the same only pipe that goes for all the way. The spectator is invited two smell into the hole and to discover strange smelling of metal. Then he can try to follow the pipe until the end of it, which is the other box, and to come back to the first box by the second pipe. I like the idea of communicating vessels principle. We can easily imagine the liquid or gaz going through all the circuit to make the balance with the other box. It’s  a strange alchemist machine, that serve for nothing but to intrigue the spectator.