Impression of the Infinite is a landscape installation created by metamorphOse for the firm Technilum on the occasion of the Heureuse Coincidence, a yearly festival of contemporary architecture.
Here is the project description:
An installation though doesn’t necessarily involve building new volumes or making a large scale construction. It can also include the notion of modifying a point of view, which will have an impact on the way we perceive a given area; a simple gesture which does not modify the landscape itself but rather the way we see it. This is exactly the approach taken by Impression of the Infinite: that of organising an event-volume, an installation though which dreams and fantasies can emerge.
Starting from this premise, the intervention adopts the symbol of the butterfly effect, relaying the idea that even the smallest element can have a phenomenal impact on its environment. A symbol conveyed th rough the project’s double character, that of catalyst and multiplier.
Impression of the Infinite approaches the concept of abstraction, purity and the immaterial, transparence and reflection, rigidity and fluidity… The installation takes on the appearence of a cloud particles, a sort of mist floating just above the floor. It seems to undulate within its space tracing the contours of an artificial cloud. Positioned like morning dew on artificial blades of grass, each drop’s mirrored surface returns a deformed image of its environment. By representing the environment in this way, each event is multiplied by its reflected image, a 360° mirror which also reflects the images reflected by the other globes, generating infinite reflections in a series of multiple, yet concomitant worlds.
At twilight, the mirrors dim and small phosphorescent balls light up in quick succession, getting gradually brighter as the atmosphere becomes progressively darker. The cloud of reflections transforms into a cloud of fireflies.
The silver dust is transformed into a star dust. Hybrid twigs, component of a new artificial landscape, abstraction of a fixed dawn landscape … Impression of the infinite
You can visit the installation in Beziers, France, until the end of this summer.