vincent leroy reflects on our relationship with speed, distance and reality with ‘sunrise’, a slowly-rotating, glowing installation made of overlapping transparent surfaces. creating an enigmatic and fascinating blur, the paris-based artist reinterpreted the colors of the sun by layering the surfaces in an infinite amount of orange gradients.

vincent leroy's sunrise installation rotates to display a globe of blurry light
all images © vincent leroy

 

 

not only visual but also experiential, vincent leroy’s sunrise engages visitors in a game of transparency where the material almost disappears and the installation seems to be made out of light. a soundtrack composed by french sound designer jérôme echenoz follows the speed rhythm of the piece and is broadcasted from four different directions.

vincent leroy's sunrise installation rotates to display a globe of blurry light
the installation’s slow movement is a search for the natural rhythm of its own internal harmony

vincent leroy's sunrise installation rotates to display a globe of blurry light
a sophisticated game of color where empty spaces become alive

vincent leroy's sunrise installation rotates to display a globe of blurry light
the opaque, transparent installation appears to be breathing

vincent leroy's sunrise installation rotates to display a globe of blurry light
the eye loses its marks and focus resulting in a blur

 

vincent leroy's sunrise installation rotates to display a globe of blurry light
the slow movement is fascinating and restful

vincent leroy's sunrise installation rotates to display a globe of blurry light
all transparent surfaces are imbricated one in the other 

vincent leroy's sunrise installation rotates to display a globe of blurry light
a very light mechanism and engine produce the installation’s slow movement

 

 

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