Artist: Lang Baumann, Switzerland
Location: Paris, France Nuit Blanche Festival, Ecole Elementaire de Belleville
Swiss and American artist duo Lang and Baumann created a light installation for the Nuit Blanche Festival in Paris. Their light installation titled Comfort #4 was featured along 2 floors of the Ecole Elementaire de Belleville in Paris. Inflated tubes were threaded through several windows in a random order to create the effect of a woven facade. The result was a huge chaotic knot infront of the facade. In the night the lights from the inside were shining through the translucent foil of PVC.
These inflatable installation is part of a series called Comfort that was developed in many different European venues. Creating a constellation of artworks around the architectures, these large-scale tensile sculptures are composed of inflatable tubes that connect outside and inside areas, as well as all corners of the building.
Consuming the spaces they’re in, they command the movements of the viewer and control the space. The result is often chaotic spaces that cannot be rationalised as the tubes cross over each other, become entangled and have no beginning or end. It is often impossible to view these installations in their totalities, as either the spaces become so difficult to manoeuvre in or they consume spaces both inside and outside the gallery.
Technical info: PVC-foil, Tubes, Ventilators,
Picture credits: Alexandre Marchand; Vincent Desjardins