Blind Man’s Bluff

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.