Orange Oranges is a metal structure framing panels of orange photographic filter in variable dimensions. Its roof and walls consist of orange photographic filter. Inside, accessible to the public, there are several stools, a table, glasses, knives, mechanical juicers, fresh oranges and a bucket to dispose of the rinds.
Viewers can enter the cabin, squeeze a juice and drink while watching everything around them dyed in deep orange. For the spectator who is outside of the cabin, people inside seem to be part of the work, while for the viewers inside everything that surrounds them may appear distant as well. Because of the physiological effects on human vision, viewers leaving the cabin will perceive the outside dyed in a bright electric blue. This effect is stronger the more time is spent inside the cabin.
The effect alters the perception of the outside but also may impact the response to the orange juice tasted while inside the structure as its color is perceived differently as well.
The work creates a space that plays with the expectations of what an inside space does. Here, the inhabitant’s vision and sense of taste are impaired and their actions displayed publicly.
This installation belongs to a wider series of works with similar metallic structures the artist has created since 1999 to build mazes, shelters, but also to use their shapes to explore the possibilities of articulating a kind of language based on these spatial markers.