bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
 
bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
oct 31, 2013

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
all images courtesy of bruit du frigo

 

 

 

extending outwards from a fountain once reserved only for nobility, the row of wooden bathtubs ‘chamarande les bain’ by french studio bruit du frigo provides a resting spot in the middle of the park. the playful sculpture is located in the historic grounds of chamarande, originally a famous holiday place where water was considered an important feature. the site has since been turned into a cultural and artistic center, and the installation creates a new dynamic between the exhibited art and people’s interaction with everyday objects. some of the tubs are not filled with water, but with cushions so they can be used as deckchairs by those not wanting to bath in a public place. sitting next to the edge of the basin are bright yellow ducks that start to spit in the fountain while emptying out the water. the structure aims to remind people that, unlike before, the park is now open for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
the bathtubs spread towards the park like a hand-held fan

 

 

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
the bruit du frigo team testing the sculpture as soon as it was finished

 

 

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
some of the bathtubs are not filled with water, but with cushions and are used as deckchairs

 

 

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
relaxing on sunday afternoon

 

 

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
a small animal hypnotized by the pink changing room

 

 

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
king and queen bathtubs

 

 

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
the ducks start to spit into the fountain when bathtubs are being emptied

 

 

bruit du frigo installs bathtub sculpture in chamarande paris
lounging in the bathtub installation

 

 

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  • This is a waste of materials.

    Ron Smith
  • would be a great place to film a Cialis commercial

    dbkii

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