Carousel, 1993

Author: Lucia Nogueira

Installation. Motorized fan.

With a clearly Duchampian influence, this displays a fan in a closed room, only visible through a small gap.

Closed spaces are a common theme in Nogueira’s work. She sometimes suggests the content of these closed spaces, though the idea about what they may contain is mockingly ambivalent. The fan has to turn in an inaccessible, insufficient space. The architecture surrounding the fan is an important, substantial part to delve into the concept of the closed space. The result is an emotive summary.