The Ring by Arnaud LapierreJuxtapoz // Friday, 27 Jul 2012
Versailles has their Hall of Mirrors, and Arnaud Lapierre and the Place Vendôme in Paris, France has their Ring of Mirrors. The various reflections, the viewers placement with in the sculpture, and the construction of The Ring make for a breathtaking experience. This dynamic installation changes the relationships between individuals and the space they are going through.
From the artist:
"Ring" is an installation which takes into consideration the urban space networking : the rhythm, flow, organization and spatial hierarchy. The installation embodies a visual effect that is to connect all of these interactions through the implementation of an optical effect: the repetition of an cubic mirror to break the perception of the place.
This dynamic installation changes the relationships between individuals and the space they are going through.
"Ring" invits the visitor to play with the installation and space on two levels:
The very first approach would be more related to experience a change in the urban areas: as a temporal kinetics. The facets of each cube reflect the place and reconstruct a paradigm that breaks the reading of the course. Ring works at this stage as a visual intrusion, an acceleration that changes the perception of the visited place. This is a spacial rediscovery.
In a second step, the installation proposes to get inside, to see his own image multiplied to infinity, which collides with urban detail, it is now a place outside time and outside spatiality ,in total rupture with the outside principle . The vision is more intimate. (via)