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L'assemblée maelström
Sandrine Teixido / Aurélien Gamboni

Festival Les Urbaines
, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne, december 2011

This projects takes place in the context of a long-term investigation led by Aurélien Gamboni and Sandrine Teixido, based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story "A Descent into the Maelström" (1841). Considering this tale to be a powerful conceptual tool, allowing for an interrogation of the perception of environmental changes, Sandrine and Aurélien have collected narratives that profoundly resonate with Poe's story.

Initially presented in Basel in 2011, the first configuration of this project earned Aurélien Gamboni a national award. For the exhibition at Espace Arlaud in Lausanne, the tale by Edgar Allen Poe was translated into a fictional, architectural assembly hosting a series of voices echoing with the maelström. The installation included an architecture model, texts and drawings.

Sketch for the maelström assembly
Les Urbaines, december 2013. Photo Danae Panchaud

> investigation: Into the maelström
> projects: Surfando no Dilúvio (Maelström Porto Alegre), 9e Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre

Into the maelström, Swiss Art Awards, Basel
> texts: Le maelström par Grégory Quenet
The Lithographer (with Sandrine Teixido)

Model for the maelström assembly, and diffusion of a script co-written with Sandrine Teixido
Installation view, espace Arlaud Photo Dylan Perrenoud
The delegates in the maelström assembly (drawing)
"Vehicle (for Fritz)", photograph in collaboration with Dylan Perrenoud
Extract from the series "Designing the barrel"