Project, site-specific installation, 2011
Saint-Eustache Church, Paris
imagined in collaboration with Claire Laurent & Clément Bottier
Teodolinda is a poetic experimentation with fabric and thread, imagined for Saint-Eustache Church, Paris and proposed for the national event Nuit Blanche Paris in 2011.
The hand weaved fabric named Teodolinda was to be suspended 11m above the nave and its floral pattern was to be projected into the third dimension by 3000 threads stretched in space. The design and colours of the textile inspired the global shape of the installation, as a spiritual transposition of the elevation of the Gothic arches. The optical sensations of colour in space brought to mind the diffused light passing through the stained glass windows.
The public was to be invited to physically experience a meditative itinerary through the threads. This perceptual installation is a conceptual and minimalistic interpretation of contemporary spirituality.
In collaboration with fashion designer Claire Laurent and textile designer Clement Bottier
In partnership with Rubelli, producer of handmade Italian textiles, Paris City Hall and Nuit Blanche Paris 2011