The term “Intrusion” describes a public intervention and a set of sculptures created by Dahan expressly for this exhibition. Intrusion acts as part of the artist’s continued exploration of visible and semiotic deformations, using the urban landscape as both a source of inspiration and a destination for his work.
In the gallery, Dahan has created an imaginary minimal living room transforming decommissioned New York City payphones into sculptures, acting as both furniture and ornament. Three sculptures hang on the wall like paintings while the others mimic the shape of a couch, chairs, coffee table and a flowerpot. Obsolete urban objects that naturally belong to the public realm are transported into the private domain and activated for the domestic, in function and decoration.
Finally, a photograph of a frozen water puddle which Dahan had colored with ultramarine blue echoes his past public interventions and reassaerts the artist’s will of modifying the public environment through simple gestures.