Confessional in two parts, left and right
Materials: black enamelled MDF (medium density fibreboard), matte chestnut finish, feather cushion, felt cloth
Dimensions (H x W x D): 210 cm x 86 cm x 87 cm
This object in two parts, a kind of modern home confessional, is without a doubt the central piece among these installations. By borrowing one of the Catholic Church’s best communications tools, Arik Levy in no way aims to commit blasphemy. All religions were created to cement social relationships. “Confession” is neither religious nor anti-religious. It must be considered simply as a social object. Arik encourages us to play with social codes, delivering an entirely revisited confessional adapted to the modern home. He reworks the proportions to create an object with a seating area larger than the traditional version. Derision, a feeling of being protected, humility – the effect of the piece changes depending on the circumstances. In addition, this confessional is perfectly modular, offering infinite possibilities for interaction by playing with the orientation and distance between the two parts.