French artist Vincent Leroy imagines a large nebula with an indefinable contour made of thousands of construction scaffolding tubes. With a formidable visual efficiency, in contrast to the city, these steel bars form a giant cotton material on the Seine riverfront in Paris.
Vincent Leroy explains that he saw in the scaffolding accumulation a transparency, a visual lightness in contrast with the hardness and stiffness of this material itself. The brilliance of galvanized steel plays an important role in this search for light and evaporative accumulation.
“It is a mixed balance between triangular and square shapes,” explains Vincent Leroy. “Despite its monumental size, the project also has the advantage of being indefinitely recyclable, storable and transportable. Its creator adapts it to different places.” Leroy imagines also a version where people can go through the installation itself.
The sound designer Jérôme Echenoz makes the giant steel structure vibrate with small mobiles dotted inside and animated by the wind. The big blur then becomes sound. Each small suspended mobile comes to shock each other to the monumental framework.