Hundreds of pool noodles invade an abandoned alley in Québec City, Canada, for the Delirious Frites installation created by creative collective Les Astronautes. The installation creates a total environment that throws passers-by into a completely different world. The large number of pool noodles generates a colourful atmosphere reminiscent of summer that also has something uncanny, organic and lifelike, almost like vines in a jungle.
The intervention takes advantage of the anonymity and the narrowness of the site. The contrast with the historical surroundings attracts people to discover this forgotten space in the city. The name Delirious frites comes directly from the pool noodles used for the installation, which are called “frites de piscine” or “pool French fries” in French.
Delirious frites was built as part of “Les Passages Insolites”, a public art festival curated by EXMURO.
all images courtesy of LES ASTRONAUTES