Ring Installation / Arnaud Lapierre

Courtesy of Arnaud Lapierre

The Ring installation by Arnaud Lapierre in Place Vendôme in Paris, France plays with the context of this urban space through reflections, light and the interaction of passers-by. The piece was created for the FIAC 2011 Conference and sponsored by Audi. It is an aggregation of offset mirrored blocks stacked to form a cylinder.

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Courtesy of Arnaud Lapierre

The simple repetition of the mirrored blocks creates an interior and exterior space where the urban context of Place Vendôme is filtered selectively through the defined volume of the installation.  It essentially deconstructs and morphs the surrounding buildings and sky and produces a disorienting, but engaging experience of the plaza.

Courtesy of Arnaud Lapierre

The buildings appear and reappear between the mirrored surfaces and voids, changing the perception of space and enclosure for each user.  It alters the condition of the plaza by creating spaces that are at times transparent and at other moments reflections of the visitors, the sky and the buildings beyond.

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Cite: Vinnitskaya, Irina. "Ring Installation / Arnaud Lapierre" 26 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=187161>