Arnaud Lapierre a érigé sa version kinétique de la bague de joaillier au coeur de Paris durant la FIAC : Ring est un monument éphémère de cubes-miroirs qui se dresse sur la place Vendôme, sacro-saint fief des Cartier, Boucheron, et autres Van Cleef & Arpels.
Arnaud Lapierre got in the Ring during the FIAC contemporary art fair, erecting a mirror-walled pop-up monument in the heart of Paris – on the famous place Vendôme, home of jewellery companies Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and their renowned peers.
“Ring”, the designer explains, “is an installation which takes into consideration the urban space networking/ rhythm, flow, organization and spatial hierarchy intricated. The installation embodies a visual effect that is to connect all of these interactions through the implementation of an optical effect: the repetition of a cubic mirror to break the perception of the place.”
“This dynamic installation changes the relationships between individuals and the space they are evolving in. “Ring” invites the visitor to play with the installation and space on two levels. The very first approach would be related to experimenting a change in the urban areas, as temporal kinetics. The facetted cubes reflect the historic place, meanwhile reconstructing a paradigm that breaks the reading of the course. “Ring” becomes a visual intrusion, an acceleration that changes the perception of the visited place. This is a spacial re-discovery.”
“As a second step, one can get inside the installation, to see their own image multiplied, colliding with urban details (…). A more intimate vision.”