Tag: red

Pier Fabre suspends red strings

An other installation with red strings disturbing a space.
Something thin as a string but multiply can completely make a difference. The power of number.

 

 

” Red lines radiate from the top of a waterfall over the pool below in this installation by French artist Pier Fabre for the Horizons Sancy art and nature festival in France. The 240 bright red strings are suspended in front of a cascade at Egliseneuve d’Entraigues, in the mountainous Sancy region of central France.

“My kinetic artwork Dripping… is designed to create an unusual scenic space above the water,” Fabre told Dezeen.

Originating from the top of the eight-metre-high falls, the 20-metre strings curve out in three tiers and appear to end in midair above the water.

“Water runs along all the lines and it is scattered from them like rain over the pool below,” said Fabre. “This never-ending rainfall is particularly spectacular when backlit, with the sun shining through every droplet.”

The strings are carried on metal wires, which connect to a thin frame that crosses the river. This frame attaches to trees on either side of the water and is anchored to rocks on the ground. ” From Deezen

Penelope by Tatiana Blass

 

 

Is it link? Deconstruction? Invade ?

 

” Penelope is a recent installation from Tatiana Blass – the name for the exhibit is taken from Homer’s Odyssey. Penelope was Odysseus’ wife and she remained faithful for twenty years while he was away at war. To keep her suitors at bay, she kept herself busy for three years weaving a burial shroud for her father-in-law while secretly unweaving parts of it at night. She promised she would choose one when she was done but delayed it to remain faithful.

The exhibit was designed to fill the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil, where Blass lives and works. Inside the chapel, a loom sits on the altar. One side has a long red carpet that leads to the door. On the other side of the loom, the chaotic strings of tangled red yarn continue through the holes of the chapel walls to the covered yard outside. The viewer is left to wonder if the piece is being woven or unraveled, like the story of Penelope goes.” From Design milk