Client: Nuit Blanche - Metz (France)
Location: Metz, France
Completion date: 2013
Artwork budget: $15,673
Octave Cowbell Gallery
Carlo Bernardini – Submerged breath” 2013 – Environmental installation in optic fiber. Dimensions: metres H 4 x 37 x 28. Moselle Canalisée, Metz (France)
A mental drawing, executed with the light of the optical fibre, can float and across the surface of water, not allowing the viewer to understand its origin. The installation takes over the space and incorporates it. The spatial form develops a challenging relationship with the space without dimensions, as it penetrates it, stimulates it and reduces to its power, until transforming it into itself. It is a role play where the space is transformed from the container into the artwork.
The project with a site-specific installation is constituted by a fixed subtle optical fibre structure that tends to transform space in an illusory sense. Straight fibre-optic lines can create a dynamic field of taut forms with the appearance of slender surfaces. The optical fibers only reveal the empty space they enclose in a subsequent phase of perception. The observer can enter into a sort of illusory space, a submerged space.
Collaboration between Carlo Bernardini and Octave Cowbell Gallery
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