Client: Embassy of France-Beijing
Location: Beijing, China
Completion date: 2011
Artwork budget: $300,000
Metais Jean Bernard
Embassy of France-Beijing
The I Ching and the notion of “Chance and Anti-Chance” inspired this work of art created by Jean-Bernard Métais
for the French Embassy in Beijing. The work focuses on the expression “SE CREER DANS LE MONDE, RECREER LE MONDE” (“CREATE YOURSELF IN THE WORLD, The artist wrote these words seven times on a sheet of paper, then drew from the I Ching to determine a position for each letter within the sculpture’s oval shell.
Material：Etched polycarbonate shell, LEDs, electronics.
Size：2.9 m x 1.9 m x 0.7 m.