emmanuelle moureaux fills shinjuku central park with 100 colors
 
emmanuelle moureaux fills shinjuku central park with 100 colors emmanuelle moureaux fills shinjuku central park with 100 colors
oct 08, 2014

emmanuelle moureaux fills shinjuku central park with 100 colors

emmanuelle moureaux fills shinjuku central park with 100 colors
photos by daisuke shima / nacasa & partners

 

 

 

emmanuelle moureaux first conceived a floating volume of ‘100 colors’ in 2013 for the shinjuku creators festa, delivering a massive suspended cloud of brilliant hues created from 840 sheets of paper from japanese paper manufacturer takeo. for the 2014 edition of the event, the french-born, toyko-based creative took her ‘100 colors’ outdoors, transforming the water plaza in shinjuku central park; bringing a vibrancy to the urban site where high rise buildings soar in the background. this second installation was crafted instead from textiles — each of the 1875 strands have been individually hand-dyed — a medium which encouraged the entirety of the work to capture light breezes and sway in the wind.

 

the atmosphere of ‘100 colors’
video courtesy of emmanuelle moureaux

 

 

 

the brilliant tones layered with the surrounding skyscrapers, created quite the scene, bringing forth a breathtaking scene which encourages people to stop for a moment, and escape from their reality.

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‘100 colors’ swaying in the wind at shinjuku central park

 

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approach to the 1875 hand-dyed textiles swaying in the wind

 

emmanuelle moureaux shinjuku central park 100 colors designboom
the colorful volume brings a vibrancy to its urban surroundings

 

emmanuelle moureaux shinjuku central park 100 colors designboom

 

emmanuelle moureaux shinjuku central park 100 colors designboom
soaring high-rises act as a backdrop for ‘100 colors’

 

emmanuelle moureaux shinjuku central park 100 colors designboom
ground view

 

emmanuelle moureaux shinjuku central park 100 colors designboom
‘100 colors’ in its urban context and from above

 

emmanuelle moureaux shinjuku central park 100 colors designboom
‘100 colors’ by night

 

 

project info:

venue: shinjuku central park, water plaza
organier: shinjuku creators festa 2014
color: 100 colors + white
material: textile
duration: september 4th to 11th, 2014
photography:
daisuke shima / nacasa & partners

 

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