After exhibitions in Slovakia, Romania, China, Vincent Leroy showcases his ‘Boreal Halo’ in the Beaux-Arts Museum of Rennes, France. Once again, the giant ring in motion seems to levitate above the ground, the white atmosphere of the space of the museum reinforcing the effect of weightlessness.
The contrast of the Boreal Halo with the granite stone of the museum floor is amazing with a deep shadow. The natural zenithal light of the room projects a blurry, dark and moving shadow of the work. It creates a very intriguing feeling, as if time was slowing down.
This experiment transports the public in a moment of contemplative feeling. It’s a beneficial pause for the mind : « Let yourself go » is the message. An original quadraphonic sound design composition has been created for this special occasion. It is synchronized with the movement of the piece and is transcripting in sounds the ethereal atmosphere created by the Boreal Halo.
In order to specifically adjust the soundscape, everything has been directly tested and improved in the museum. Thus, space, movement and sound fit perfectly, offering a very unique experience to the public.