following france and romania, artist vincent leroy travels to slovakia to exhibit his boreal halo for the 2016 biela noc art festival. this massive and slowly rotating installation appears to be floating above ground, like a ring being motioned by gravity.


the large wheel is slowly rotating within the dark space — intriguing the eye and shifting focus 

 

 

 

for the biela noc art festival, vincent leroy has introduced an intriguing contrast between the white boreal halo and the darkness of the exhibition venue. this surreal setting is also accompanied by a special synchronized soundtrack that moves at constant speed around the space— with lots of bass frequencies. combining the slow rotation of the installation with those sounds, visitors feel as though time has stopped —introducing them to a contemplative state, detached from the real world.


visitor experiencing the overwhelming scale of the boreal halo

 

 

 

in parallel, delicate bird chirping sounds start echoing in the room, as if coming from nowhere; this strange phenomenon is intended to make people lose their mark within the setting. in other words, the artist wants the visitors to detach themselves from the reality of their life and enjoy being in another dimension — where time and space seem to be shifting like molten rocks.


the installation questions your imagination and perception of reality


a special synchronized sound track moves around the venue, at the same speed


visitors gathering around the mesmerizing audi0-visual installation


an interesting motion-blur effect of the boreal halo


the box just delivered from france — ready for the two shows in slovakia


the technical team working during a short period of time to assemble the white boreal halo


to be synchronized the sound track is broadcasted from four different directions


people arriving to the show

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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