Blind Man’s Bluff I & II
Two variations of an original tapestry by Jean-Baptiste Huet’s 18th century series Plaisirs Champêtres from the dining room of the Chateau d’Avignon: ‘Cosmos’ and ‘Puzzle’.
Blind man’s Bluff, or Buff as it was named before, is a children’s game. ‘Buff’ means ‘a small push’. In the first variation the blindfolded man was isolated from the original context and put into the cosmos, groping in the dark.
In ‘Puzzle’ Aëgerter has cut up the scene and mirrored and shifted the elements around. Like the famous app where you have to reshuffle masterpieces, it forces people to take a close look and reconstruct the image in their minds.
Blind man’s bluff I & II
in situ installation
two jacquard woven tapestries, 280 x 200 cm
mixed yarns including mohair and lurex threads
source: Jean-Baptiste Huet’s 18th century series Plaisirs Champêtre, collection of Chateau d’Avignon, Saintes Maries de la Mer (FR).
In the collection of the Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Château d’Avignon (FR)
Cosmos, 350 x 200 cm
Puzzle, 350 x 200 cm
Works in textile, solo exhibition at Galerie Maud Barral, Nice (FR) 2015