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Installation of Floating Lanterns by Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens

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The seaside resort of La Grade Motte, in southern France, was the site of a fleeting installation by architects Marion Mousety and Alexandre Arcens. One of 7 temporary projects that comprised the annual Festival des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture ) this past June, Mousety and Arcens’ composition, named — Continue reading …




 

 

onde_sensuel_Marion_Moustey_Alexandre_Arcens_metalocus_06_800The seaside resort of La Grade Motte, in southern France, was the site of a fleeting installation by architects Marion Mousety and Alexandre Arcens. One of 7 temporary projects that comprised the annual Festival des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture ) this past June, Mousety and Arcens’ composition, named Onde Sensuelle, or Senual Wave, involved 160 wire framed paper lanterns of varying sizes, each swathed in lace, threaded and strung between two piers in the town’s harbor.

The resulting shape of the strung lanterns was designed to mimic a sea wave, while both the undulating form and the spheres themselves were meant to invoke the curves of a woman’s body. “The theme of the festival was Sensuality,” said Moustey. “The idea of the wave appeared really quickly because it could make echoes with both the waves from the port and the body of a woman curving in an abstract way.” Supremely abstract, we’d say, but still, Onde Sensuelle, gently hovering above the water, its size doubled via reflection, clearly made for a brief, enchanting piece of waterfront magic.

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