Jean-François Fourtou’s (b. 1964, lives and works in Marrakech and Madrid) work plays with proportion and scale. His houses range from the giant to the miniature, from the upright to the inversed, and propose a spatial experiment that creates a conceptual illusion of shrinking and bewilderment. Fourtou’s work has been exhibited at such venues as the Biennial of Centinje (Montenegro) and Musée d’art Moderne de Troyes.
Playing with proportion and scale, Jean-François Fourtou’s houses are inspired by personal memories of childhood and the disproportion of Alice’s Wonderland. The installation at Palais Bahia includes objects from his "Maison du géant" (Giant’s house) while the permanent site of the original work located near Marrakech also remained accessible as part of the exhibition. Using architectural and sculptural elements, Fourtou’s work recreates a child’s sensation of disorientation in adult spaces in order for it to be re-experienced.