kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade

kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade

Vincent Leroy’s Lens Cloud playfully interacts with the Louvre

 

French artist Vincent Leroy introduces Lens Cloud, a subtle transformation of electronic device lenses into a kinetic cloud within the Louvre courtyard in Paris. Composed of optical lenses similar to those found in projectors and electronic devices, the installation forms a transparent and mobile constellation. The magnifying glasses move gracefully, intertwining, overlapping, and ‘multiplying,’ creating a slow and spectacular undulation. The Lens Cloud challenges perception and engages with its environment while interacting with the architectural elements around it.

kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade
all images and video courtesy of © Vincent Leroy Studio

 

 

optical lenses intertwine to create the mobile constellation

 

From specific vantage points, the installation harmonizes with the surroundings, blending into the building’s glass and stones. Transparent discs catch and reflect natural light, responding to the hues of the Parisian winter sky. Alternately, when viewed from different angles, the constellation of magnifying glasses refracts and transforms the architecture into a kaleidoscopic and poetic vision, extending Leroy‘s exploration in the realm of lens-based installations.

kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade
Vincent Leroy unveils Lens Cloud, an installation made of electronic device lenses in the Louvre courtyard

kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade
optical lenses create a transparent and mobile constellation, a kinetic installation

 

kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade
Lens Cloud challenges perception, engaging with its surroundings and interacting with the architectural elements

vincent-leroy-floating-lens-cloud-louvre-designboom-1800-2

the installation harmonizes with the surroundings, blending into the building’s glass and stones

kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade
magnifying glasses intertwine, overlap, and multiply, resulting in a slow and spectacular undulation

vincent-leroy-floating-lens-cloud-louvre-designboom-1800-3

transparent discs capture and reflect natural light, responding to the nuanced hues of the Parisian winter sky

kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade
viewed from different angles, the setting refracts creating a kaleidoscopic architectural sequence

kinetic cloud's floating lenses by vincent leroy deform louvre's facade
Lens Cloud extends Vincent Leroy’s exploration of lens-based installations, adding a new poetic dimension

 

project info:

 

name: Lens Cloud
designer: Vincent Leroy Studio | @vincent_leroy_studio

location: Louvre, Paris, France

photography and video: Vincent Leroy Studio

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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