Alexandre Benjamin Navet, a multimedia artist and designer from Paris, truly brings a distinctly decorative gesture to our conversation. When I speak to Navet over video call, he occupies the space of the two dimensional screen in a way that seems to, somehow, magically bring depth and expanse through his very energy. He is as wild and restless as the white rabbit with the fob watch – he jumps off screen to retrieve monographs to show me, gestures towards the paintings and objects that surround him, flicking through bundles of papers in glee to find just the right image to support his point. The flat world of the screen suddenly propels backwards, the air seems to lift, and Navet conjures every conceivable dimension of the bold interiors of the room he’s sitting in hundreds of miles away. I might as well be chatting to him right outside his studio, the thin Parisian breeze greeting me as I lean on his windowsill. Having studied his work, it all seems to harmonise – only Navet could be the composer of such rich, bright, radiant art, given the palpable delight I can feel through the screen. His art brought to mind a quote from French author Jean Giono – “imaginer c’est choisir”, to imagine is to choose. Navet’s art proposes a choice to its viewer – remain in the world you know, with its dull tones and f lat personalities, or enter a place where colour becomes restored, objects are refreshed, nature grows out of the shimmering pools of human imagination. Stay where you are, or take a leap down the rabbit hole.