Loris Cecchini and Andrea Crociani

granary basement
Plasy Monastery 1995

Conceived for the former ice cellar in the underground of the granary, the tennis court is characterized as a complete invasion upon the existing space; the area is absolutely cold, almost totally closed from the outside, the single entrance serving as the only exit.

The space is accessibly only to the center of the room, leaving the other side only for viewing. A world presented in distinct area, geographical coordinates proves by parallels and meridians, a relation demonstrated by quick games of fast exchanges of information, from the serving position to the backhand, the difficulty of entering the game in different rows that need one another to confirm each other in their own standardization.

Loris Cecchini & Andrea Crociani, 1995

Tennis court at scale 1:2, approx. 7.5×12m, linoleum, cord, light, bulbs.

Andrea Crociani studied in 1994 at Accademia di Brera, Milano. MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, 2006. Lives in Bridport, UK.

Loris Cecchini was born in Milan in 1969. He studied painting at the Accademia di Brera, Milano. Currently lives and works between Prato and Berlin. He works in the media of photography and sculpture, and is creating spatial works of architectural-sculptural inspiration.