"White Dome" and "Red Bowl" installations deal with themes of man’s purification
in both the physical and metaphysical dimension, and the shift from
sacred to secular.
In the Saint-Lazare Leprosarum, visitors are invited to cross a pond entering
a hemisphere of 5000 tall metal rods topped with red glass marbles.
Taking inspiration from the biblical theme of annointing healed lepers,
the installation recalls man’s moral dimensions and the belief in being
able to purify the body of diseases by a bath of blood. The pond is covered
with a veil of water lentils to create a soft green proliferating surface.
PLACE: Beauvais (FRANCE)
CLIENT: City of Beauvais
TEAM: cao | perrot studio
PROGRAM: temporary public art
STATUS: completed may 11th, 2012. Open until September 16th, 2012
DIMENSIONS: H. 12 ft. x L. 54 ft. x W. 66ft.
MATERIALS: steel, burnt wood, Bohemian glass, duckweed (Lemna minor)
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