Preliminary Objects - The Lamps
carpet, dye, shavers
Upon moving out, renters are contractually bound to erase all
traces of their presence from their former home. Even when you
buy a house, the first steps are usually to “make it your own”, by
repainting walls, polishing floors or updating tiles, for example.
But what actually makes a home a home are the traces of your
presence, and even after you might leave for good, these traces
are what gives a space depth. Removing a lamp from its original
position often reveals interesting discolorations that were
previously hidden from sight, and simply by the presence of the
lamp over time, the space itself is marked.
Marking one’s territory is the goal of “The Lamps”, transforming
the wall or ceiling they are placed on into a canvas. Choosing
between light tubes that are equipped with LED lights, or spray
tubes that come with a connector for spray cans, you can combine
them in any way possible and mark your space and the lamp at
the same time.