boreal halo by vincent leroy hovers inside paris' carreau du temple
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jun 18, 2014

boreal halo by vincent leroy hovers inside paris' carreau du temple

boreal halo by vincent leroy hovers inside paris’ carreau du temple
all images courtesy of vincent leroy




with his installation titled ‘boreal halo’ in paris’ carreau du temple, artist vincent leroy pulls us into his imaginary world. the work features a gigantic ring, ten meters in diameter, which hovers softly above the ground through the use of barely visible construction materials in the center of the space. with the throbbing rhythm of an aurora borealis, visitors can step into the area it encloses and observe the rotating halo. under the guise of simple process and worried about the lightness he intends to give to his creations, leroy has intentionally hidden the technical mechanics of the design. this sculpture translates his will to slow down time and decompose movement, common characteristics of leroy’s visual and physical experiences.


video courtesy of vincent leroy

boreal halo vincent leroy paris
superimposing of two various situations of the artwork

boreal halo vincent leroy paris
the rotation slowly coats the public with a surreal environment

boreal halo vincent leroy paris
the halo suggests different type of enclosures in relation to the bodies within it

boreal halo vincent leroy paris
by the slow rotation and its volume, the ring seems to occupy a large amount of the space

boreal halo vincent leroy paris
through the window the installation is perceive as a halo in motion

boreal halo vincent leroy paris
view of the halo from the outside

boreal halo vincent leroy paris
the exterior of the temple provides glimpses of the design

boreal halo vincent leroy paris
photo of the installation process



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