• maquette 1/30 projet “frontière blanche” version La Loire et Le Cher, 2016

  • maquette 1/30 projet “frontière blanche” version La Rhône et La Saône, 2016

Prototype Transparent Borders

 Vallières-les-Grandes, 2021

Glass bricks
154 x 771x 1123 cm

A prototype designed for a series of large installations that will be exposed in 2023; this hybrid sculpture-architecture-ruin composed of approximately 1300 standard bricks (5 x 10 x 20cm) cast in transparent glass, takes up the tracings of two rivers; the Loire and the Cher. Their lines create an inverted, hollowed-out form of the two riverbeds at their point of convergence, producing a negative architecture, as if the rivers had at one point flowed through the space.
For the full scale installation, the rivers will forma natural border which cuts through the space as undulating walls, constructing a natural border. Spectators can cross this rampart by stepping over the lower part of the wall. For each exhibition, the confluence of the installation will change, adapting itself to the cartography of the region or country where it is exhibited, acknowledging the hydrography of the ever shifting riverbed of the Loire.