A Checkered Cylinder of Mirrors by Arnaud Lapierre

Arnaud Lapierre's Ring Installation

Arnaud Lapierre's Ring Installation

Arnaud Lapierre's Ring Installation

The checkered cylinder of mirrors above is the work artist Arnaud Lapierre; its title is Ring Installation. Set within Place Vendôme in Paris, the tidy project generates a virtually infinite number of optic effects, even though such effects are created on simple principles of physics and the construction of the installation it not hard to comprehend. Still, the installation breaks up the surrounding buildings into fragments – windows, corinthian capitals and mansard roofs (named after the great uncle of the architect that laid out the Place Vendôme, Jules Hardouin Mansart) quite literally reflecting the old in something new. That something new is built in a kind of stacking, maybe borrowed from the stone-laying but exaggerated or maybe from somewhere else entirely. For however long it stood, the installation seems like a Kaleidoscope: filled with curious passersby and bygone architectural motifs.

Alex

Alex Dent

December 6, 2011 / By

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