A Knife is a Bloody Metaphor
Production process of a work for an exhibition at abbatiale bellelay
(this site is under development)

2024-06-29 – 2024-09-08
L'Effet de serre
Cur. Sylvain Menétrey
abbatiale bellelay

A new iteration of the work 'A Knife is a Bloody Metaphor' is currently in development for the exhibition 'L'Effet de serre' at Abbatiale Bellelay, curated by Sylvain Menétrey. The artwork is based on a virtual physics simulation depicting a sphere falling to the floor and shattering. The initial version of the piece was exhibited at Bureaucracy Studies in 2020, where each shard was cast in bronze. For this new iteration, the sphere, and consequently each shard, will be scaled up by a factor of 5. The installation will be situated within the sanctuary of the deconsecrated church, beneath the remaining pieces of its historic frescoes. This page offers insights into the development process of the work.

The physics simulation can be watched here.


The development of this work would not be possible without the help of:

  • Daniel Julier: 3D models (sphere design, shard design)
  • Tobias Klauser & Klauser Lienhard: Production of the artwork

1) Site visit

2) Scale model

3) Preparing all 3D models for 3D printing

4) 3D printing the shards

More information about the development process will be shared over time. Please revisit if you wish to stay updated.