With his installation titled Boreal Halo, French artist Vincent Leroy pulls us into his imaginary world. The work features a gigantic ring, ten meters in diameter, which hovers softly above the ground through the use of barely visible construction materials in the center of the space. With the throbbing rhythm of an aurora borealis, visitors can step into the area it encloses and observe the rotating halo. Under the guise of simple process and worried about the lightness he intends to give to his creations, Leroy has intentionally hidden the technical mechanics of the design. This kinetic sculpture translates his will to slow down time and decompose movement, common characteristics of Leroy’s visual and physical experiences.
The installation will be on display at the Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana (MNAC) in Bucharest until May 17th, 2015.
images courtesy of VINCENT LEROY