Paris-based artist Vincent Leroy has imagined a new installation in motion on the bridge of Pont de Bir-Hakeim in Paris. The installation appears as a mirage, a skillful and light suspension in motion that reflects its environment. Slow Drop consists of an inflatable envelope made of very thick plastic and very transparent at the same time. Hanging in avoiding above the ground, the installation appears to be in appeaser.
The artist explains that it remained captivated then since childhood by the aeronautical and space universe. Machines carried by air have always marveled him. He kept this fascination in his work and his research. Today he imagines a facility that plays with the air between natural, technological and poetry.
Slow Drop captures a distorted and dreamlike image of the city. All seem to become clear and natural. Slow Drop is free, fluid detached from the real world and all constraints. It is a singular and pure form, as if it had come from another universe. It gives way to dream, to contemplation.
Jérôme Echenoz from Adorable Studio has produced a sound design, synchronized with both the motion of the installation and the subway, passing on the bridge above the sculpture. Like a count, a wait, a serious sound is emitted between every subway crossing on the bridge. The whole seems even more enigmatic. A composition that uses the subway as a starting point.