Altar for Jayne Mansfield by Marc Leschelier
At Villa Noailles
The installation by Marc Leschelier entitled Altar for Jayne Mansfield is a post-mortem house for the American actress which represent some aspects of her aesthetic universe in an architectural language. The cement block building is not assembled with mortar but with chains that attach the blocks together. The altar, closed by 4 glitter curtains, is occupied in its centre by a brick cascade over which flows a golden matter - which is nothing but glitter mortar - held in place by a chain necklace. Together, these elements constitute a constructed allegory of Jayne Mansfield's personality and the star's aesthetic incorporation into the architectural material.