Ornament and Prime

"Informed by strategies used by inhabitants to adapt their prefabricated homes to their daily needs, Camille Yvert’s Ornament and prime (2019) resembles a store bought storage solution, though has been specifically designed to fit into the alcove where it stands. Upholstered in flashy faux snakeskin and embellished with ornate handles, the sculpture’s maximalist aesthetic points to the assertions of individual tastes that defiantly clash with the impersonal, almost carceral, prescriptions of serial housing." – Melanie Scheiner and Clementine Proby