inspired by a wave breaker that vincent leroy had seen in japan, the french artist imagines his latest installation entitled ‘nebula’. this time, the wave breaker is not in concrete but in a very light inflatable structure. the big volume moves slowly towards you in this totally immersive scheme.


vincent leroy imagines a new installation in movement
all images © vincent leroy

 

 

parisian based vincent leroy‘s ‘nebula’ consists of twelve modules with no connection to the ground, seeming to be in levitation. the installation floats with utmost grace, softness and voluptuousness, and takes us into a spatial experience. the black mirror texture produces a distorted reflection. nevertheless, you can see across the module through a transparent section in the middle.


one universe between the black latex, the sea bottom and the space

 

 

once more, vincent leroy’s installation manages to lose your mark. the artist’s diffused work savors slow revolutions and  enjoys slowing down the velocity with mechanism which seems magic. he likes to take his time, breaking down each gesture that counts in his eyes. leroy’s installations are not only visual but experiential — engaging and connecting mind, body and soul. these exhibitions will plunge the visitors into the universe of the artist, a reflection on our relationship with the speed, the distance with the reality — so essential in today’s world.


‘nebula’ is a totally immersive installation

 

 

a search for the natural rhythm of its own internal harmony is conceived. this installation is performed with a special sound track by french sound designer jérôme echenoz. it is broadcasted from four different directions, moving at the same speed around and within the scheme.


the installation looks like to be in levitation above the ground


the light is sent back by the black surface


the center of the module is transparent and produces a warm lighting effect


shadow movement on the ground is very enigmatic too


all modules move together very slowly


the installation looks like floating in the space


vincent leroy imagines this shape after seeing a wave breaker off the coast of japan


the space is distorted in reflection on the black material


empty spaces between modules seem to draw fluid forms

 

 

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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

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