vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops

during his time in confinement, due to the COVID-19 spread, vincent leroy has found time to test his new mobile installation in the sunny sky of paris. the project is essentially an alternative to his old lens installations, only now he has used fresnel lenses to filter the reality in a poetic way. 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
test in paris sky
all images by vincent leroy

 

 

having already been tested in leroy‘s studio workshop and in a gallery area, it is apparent that the installation creates an impressive effect. the combination of movement and the reflections of the fresnel lenses, provide an interesting visual experience. when used on the rooftops of the city, the wind blows on the lenses which lightly distort the surroundings, creating a dream-like environment. in this way, the subtle mix of simple technology and poetic interpretation detach the conscious mind of reality. the artist compares his project to an intriguing game of fluidity: ‘everything seems to breathe : no beginning, no end, just a stream.‘ he notes. 

 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
view from the window in leroy’s studio workshop in paris

 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
the rooftops of paris look like in a dream

 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
light reflection

 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
gallery view

 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
the lenses break down the light into rainbow colours

 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
very slow movement

 

vincent leroy filters reality with 'floating lens' installation on parisian rooftops
light reflection within the space

 

 

project info:

name: floating lens
designer: vincent leroy

 

 

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: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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