martin leveque’s sanctuaire plays with light, water and mirror reflections to create a paradoxical experience and momentarily alter the reality of the spectator. the analog installation comprises a 45-degree mirror, cut in an anamorphic way to appear as a perfect circle of floating water from the viewer’s perspective.

floating water installation by martin leveque plays with viewer's perspective
photos by fernando etulain

 

 

first presented during mutek mx festival, the installation reflects martin leveque’s relationship with mexico city, a place of chaotic and powerful energy that acts as a never ending source of inspiration for the artist. a visual manifestation of that energy, the piece levitates above people’s heads, reflecting water and light in an attempt to offer visitors a momentarily escape of the monotonous rituals of everyday life. 

floating water installation by martin leveque plays with viewer's perspective

 

floating water installation by martin leveque plays with viewer's perspective

floating water installation by martin leveque plays with viewer's perspective

floating water installation by martin leveque plays with viewer's perspective

floating water installation by martin leveque plays with viewer's perspective

floating water installation by martin leveque plays with viewer's perspective

floating water installation by martin leveque plays with viewer's perspective

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

  • Very cool – there must be one in some major city square.

    Jim

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