Authors: Rudy Guedj & Olivier Goethals
We want to look up at the Sun, but could the Sun be looking down on us? is a hybrid translation of the work created for, as well as from the designs of the exhibition I See That I See What You Don’t See (the dutch contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano in 2019). I See That I See What You Don’t See presented a layered, multidimensional image of the relationship that humans, animals, and landscapes maintain with darkness. The scenography of the show was the result of a collaboration between architect Olivier Goethals and graphic designer Rudy Guedj.
Rather than using a book as the lifeless documentation of a space that doesn’t exist anymore, the designers suggest some kind of timeline to trace back their methodology and give an insight into their respective practices. Displaying sketchbooks, notes, floor plans, visual and textual translation of the material they created before, during, and after the exhibition design process, the book highlights the serendipitous discoveries that can happen during collaboration.