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vincent leroy's floating lenses hover above canada's lake louise like an enigmatic cloud

floating lenses by vincent leroy lands in lake louise, canada

 
For Vincent Leroy, the great outdoors are immense playgrounds in which he likes to test out his most recent creations. Following his explorative installation in the desert of Joshua Tree (see more on designboom here), the French artist now imagines his Floating Lenses optical mobile in an XL version on the turquoise waters of Lake Louise, in the Canadian Rockies. Made up of 128 fresnel lenses mounted on carbon rods, the mobile reacts and takes flight at the slightest breeze. Defying the laws of weightlessness, it swirls above the lake and begins a silent and harmonious dialogue with nature and the elements that surround it: air, light, and the mirroring surface of the water in which it reflects itself.

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an enigmatic nebula transforming the landscape like a mirage

 

Transparent and airy, the Floating Lenses cloud by Vincent Leroy (see more here) seems almost immaterial above Canada’s Lake Louise. Like an optical mirage, the enigmatic nebula transforms the landscape on which it overlays. Its magnifiers seem to capture fragments of the scenery and repeat them endlessly in the light of dawn. In a world where motion is often synonymous with speed and performance, the work calls on the contrary to take the time for contemplation, the artist argues. Ultimately, and playing with their environment, these installations transform reality and shift the viewer ‘into another temporality, another dimension, that of dreams and illusion,’ Leroy concludes. 

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reacting to the slightest breath of air

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the floating lenses intersect and reflect into each other

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the magnifiers seem to capture fragments of the scenery

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lenses swirl in the air

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highlighting the pale color of dawn

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lenses rise at dawn

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