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Alban Guého Creates "Flood" Installation for Paris' Nuit Blanche 2015

Alban Guého Creates "Flood" Installation for Paris' Nuit Blanche 2015
Alban Guého Creates "Flood" Installation for Paris' Nuit Blanche 2015, Flood in Galley. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého
Flood in Galley. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého

Architect Alban Guého's “Flood” installation for Paris' 2015 Nuit Blanche arts festival aims to serve as a stark reminder of climate change and the impact humanity has on the world. The 50-square-meter (538 square-foot) installation is composed of weaved filaments that connect the ceiling to the floor. A thick, dark liquid (either oil or black paint) will slowly flow down each string, trickling into a black pool. Flood seeks to address the theme of this year’s Nuit Blanche, which is to echo the issues stemming from COP21, Paris’ Sustainable Innovation Forum.

Detail of Trickling Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Vector Projection of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Parallel Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Axonometric View of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého + 5

Parallel Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého
Parallel Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého

The accelerating frequency of natural phenomena due to human’s explicit degradation of the planet has effected Paris with irregular weather events since as early as the nineteenth century. In 1910, Paris experienced an infamous flood that overwhelmed the entire city. As such, Gueho used the flood as a means of expressing his concern and the theme for Nuit Blanche.

Vector Projection of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého
Vector Projection of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého
Axonometric View of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého
Axonometric View of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého
Detail of Trickling Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého
Detail of Trickling Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého

The Flood will be on display at the Nuit Blanche 2015 in Paris, France this autumn. Learn more on Alban Guého's website.

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Cite: Joey Jacobson. "Alban Guého Creates "Flood" Installation for Paris' Nuit Blanche 2015" 28 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/768698/alban-gueho-creates-flood-installation-for-paris-nuit-blanche-2015/> ISSN 0719-8884