Thursday Salute to Originals: Venetian Reflections
Circular mirrors offer a reflective look at venetian architecture.
Many times, the simplest things can make the biggest impact. For French Artist and designer Arnaud Lapierre, this reigns true in his most recent installation, AZIMUT.
Through 16 titled and powered mirrors, Lapierre gives onlookers a distorted view of the beauty of the surrounding areas. The mirrors are powered by motors that allow them to move in unison. As the tilted mirrors move, so does the view offered to onlookers. This installation can be found in Venice on the Riva Degli Schiavoni.
Lapierre described the project as, “a loss of balance, of recomposing landscape and a patchwork observation,” of the surrounding architecture and historic city.
As the viewer interacts with this installation, they have transported away and given the opportunity to view 14th-century architecture from a different perspective. Seeing the architecture from this view highlights the intricate details found in these gothic buildings.