First of al there is a heavy dark curtain that you carefully open from the tip of your fingers, and then… the light, and the sound of water. It finally isn’t a piece of work, it is an emotional burst that strikes you right in the face In front of your eyes, in the darkness, a gleaming rain that irresistibly attracts you. Between architecture, sculpture and work of art, Éléphant Paname makes you discover wonders around the theme of light, the light that artists of the world have always tried to represent because of the way it fascinated a whole period and it fascinates us swell.
<< The games of lights excites our optical nerves and, therefore, vivify the body and mind, stimulate the appetite, wake our curiosity, sharpens the intelligence >> said RichardKelly. Its by inspiring himself from this pioneer in architectural lighting and of this UNESCO’s International year of Lighting that Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton form the Light Agency Collective have thought for the visit, as an experience, a labyrinth were get tangled colours, sound and light.
You could stay for hours in this strange room with a magical aura, swayed by the chant of the water falling indefinitely, in this dazzling darkness, like a soothing and vivifying halo. But curiosity is stronger and you take the dark stairs, overhung by strange gold petals and porcelain bringing you towards new discoveries. In front of you, two human partners , hypnotised in huge colour changing rings. They seem to dance, slowly reflecting in each other to infinity inside the huge napoleon mirrors. They symbolise the cycle of life, the eternal resumption of things.
You get out exhaled by the sumptuous house after having travelled though different lunar landscapes and multicolour sculptures. You fold your eyes under the spring sun and go towards new adventures, today you have visited new heavens.