artist vincent leroy presents ‘double halo’, an evolution of his ‘boreal halo’ installation, an inflatable structure which first pulled us into his imaginary world back in 2014 at the carreau du temple in parisfeaturing a gigantic ring, ten meters in diameter, hovering softly above the ground, the original work toured france, slovakia, romania and china, and now presents an additional 8 meter ring.

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one halo of 10 meter diameter surround an interior ring of 8 meter diameter

 

 

leroy hopes to navigate between poetry, technology and freedom of spirit with the performance of ‘double halo’ which translates his will to slow down time and decompose movement. the artist describes it as ‘a reflection on our relationship with the speed and distance of reality‘ and ‘a search for the natural rhythm of its own internal harmony.

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the two rings move to a soundtrack created by french sound artist jérôme echenoz

 

 

the piece rotates, the rings opening up and enclosing their limits, held by barely visible construction materials. the ethereal quality of the work is heightened by the accompanying sound track created by french sound designer jérôme echenoz, which is broadcasted from four different directions and moves at the same speed of the two halos.

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the piece features a golden satin-type surface

 

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the rings are made from an inflatable material

 

vincent leroy double halo boreal halo designboom
leroy hopes to navigate between poetry, technology and freedom of spirit with the performance of ‘double halo’

 

vincent leroy double halo boreal halo designboom
the rings open up and enclose their limits, presenting an ethereal presence

 

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the golden surface of the inflatable captures the reflections of light in the space

 

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the piece is held by barely visible construction materials

 

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: kieron marchese | designboom

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