Video: Christo Explains the Vision Behind "The Floating Piers"

Video: Christo Explains the Vision Behind "The Floating Piers"

“They are projects that cannot be bought, cannot be owned, cannot be possess, to be kept; they are projects in total freedom. Nobody can own this, because if you own something, it’s not free.” -Christo

In this latest video from NOWNESS, Bulgarian artist Christo explains the fleeting nature of his most recent work, The Floating Piers, a floating dock system wrapped in yellow fabric that connects the towns of Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio to the island of San Paolo in Italy’s Lake Iseo. First conceived by Christo alongside his late wife and creative partner Jeanne-Claude in 1970, The Floating Piers is in the midst of its 16 day run, lasting until July 3rd. After the conclusion of the exhibition, all components will be removed and industrially recycled, leaving its site precisely the way it was found.

“This is why they are made, for everybody, exist in this very precious time and never again, like our life.”

The Floating Piers Opens on Lake Iseo Allowing Visitors to "Walk on Water"

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Video: Christo Explains the Vision Behind "The Floating Piers"" 28 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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