|And This is only the beginning, 2006|
|Plaster strips, extruded polystyrene, desk lamps, mirrors, stepladder|
173 x 125 x 165 cm
Production: Galerie Grégoire Maisonneuve, Paris
Jan Kopp's sculpture And this is only the beginning combines the stylized representation of a city in a crater with the architectural structure of the ancient theater. Illuminated from above, by means of desk lamps that focus the gaze like spotlights towards the interior of the sculpture, the different opaque and reflective layers that structure the polystyrene model reflect in the opposite direction towards the exterior of the room. The mirror effect between the spectator and the work metaphorizes a typically theatrical relationship.