French artist Cyril Lancelin has installed giant glowing inflatable circles within the garden of the Cleveland Public Library in Ohio, that create an immersive artificial landscape.
“The beginning of any circle merges with the end of that circle, and the number of beginnings and ends is infinite,” says Cyril Lancelin, founder of Town and Concrete. “A trajectory on a circle is never-ending and fixed. “
Each Inner Circles sculpture is formed with circles or circle-like shapes. The sculptures lead visitors through the garden on paths of discovery, with each viewing angle offering a new perspective on the sculptural curves. The inflatable sculptures are immersive. The softness of the fabric invite the visitor to touch and interact with those new spaces.
The landscape elements created by the sculptures blend with the green elements of the garden. The elements work in echo, one hiding the other, one revealing the other, and back and forth. The sculptures’ colors emphasize the vegetation.
During the day, the sun draws circles and curves on the ground, while at night the bright circles illuminate the garden. The curves appear and disappear behind the foliage and branches. Following the rhythm of the light, the images continuously renew.
Like books, the sculptures take us into artificial universes, where we invent settings for their stories based on our interpretations of an author’s descriptions. There are endless possibilities. The readers let their imaginations work.