benedetto bufalino turns a french apartment into a tennis court benedetto bufalino turns a french apartment into a tennis court
oct 16, 2014

benedetto bufalino turns a french apartment into a tennis court

benedetto bufalino turns a french apartment into a tennis court
all images courtesy of benedetto bufalino

 

 

 

for french artist benedetto bufalino, art is a playground for creative exchange. his latest participatory piece rethinks indoor tennis by placing it within the context of a habitable apartment, fitting a faux-grass expanse from floor board to fireplace. from now until october 31st, 2014, bufalino transforms interface gallery in dijon, france into a functioning and fun sport court, where visitors are invited to pick up a racket and strike up a match with an opponent occupying space on the other end of a door frame.

benedetto buffalino turns residence into a tennis court
a small-scale net is tautly tied from one end of a white-painted wall to the other

 

 

 

balls bounce over a small-scale net tautly tied from one end of a white-painted wall to the other, with fault lines marking out-of-bounds and serving positions. players must find a way to carefully manipulate themselves and the tennis ball throughout the space, paying special attention to domestic objects strewn about, like radiators and windows. the artist’s application of the unexpected within contemporary art, and his interest in the redefinition of the norm, has led to a spirited situations that invite the idea of ‘art as a game’ to stimulate participation and play.

benedetto buffalino turns residence into a tennis court
fault lines mark out-of-bounds and serving positions

benedetto buffalino turns residence into a tennis court
players must pay special attention to domestic objects strewn about, like radiators and windows

benedetto buffalino turns residence into a tennis court
a faux-grass expanse is fit around a fireplace

benedetto buffalino turns residence into a tennis court
white markings indicate the court grounds

 

  • Boink … Boink … Boink. If I lived next to him, I’d kill him.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • movie please!

    jimmmmy says:

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