janaina mello landini installs site-specific ciclotrama in parisian gallery
 
janaina mello landini installs site-specific ciclotrama in parisian gallery
nov 03, 2015

janaina mello landini installs site-specific ciclotrama in parisian gallery

janaina mello landini installs site-specific ciclotrama in parisian gallery
all images courtesy of janaina mello landini

 

 

 

continuing with her ‘ciclotrama’ series that has been going on for more than five years, brazilian artist janaina mello landini was invited to create a site-specific piece for the galerie virgine louvet in paris. for this specific piece she used 30 meters of blue nylon rope with 32mm in diameter plus 2,484 nails. her process is that of unweaving the rope, thread by thread, knitting a new place while untying the strings. in the end, the rope is not contained anymore in the space but starts being one of the objects that constitutes it. the artwork makes it natural for the viewer to think about roots, the circulatory system, nerve endings, and the rhizome, and to ask questions about architecture, physics, mathematics and networks. 

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by untying the rope, the artist weaves a new space

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the rope starts spreading to the wall resembling branches

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each line is tied to a single nail and the whole installation has 2,484 nails in total

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the piece can be seen as roots, branches, the circulatory system, nerve endings, the rhizome, etc.

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each branch divides itself in two, in a movement that tends to infinity

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the shadows also help build the complex design of the installation

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detail

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Amazing, Original, Beautiful

    BRAVO

    Babak Fassihi

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