THE TWINS in Paris Fashion Week by CORPUS STUDIO

Installation aesthetics: asymmetric balance in motion

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Corpus工作室被奢侈时尚品牌Jitrois委托,为巴黎时装周专门设计了这个临时装置。最终的作品是一个建筑雕塑,由两个用钢铁和镜子组成的可动装置组成。这个雕塑通过精致的构图向亚历山大·卡尔德的可动装置致敬。由于其工业化的材质表现和粗线条,它也有着一种粗犷的美学,与其所在位置形成鲜明的对比:它位于由拿破仑三世的一个公寓改造而成的陈列室里,可以俯瞰杜伊勒里宫。

Corpus Studio was commissioned by luxury fashion label, Jitrois, to make an ephemeral site-specific installation for Paris Fashion Week. The result was an architectural sculpture comprised of two kinetic mobiles built from steel and mirrors. The sculpture has a delicate composition that pays homage to Alexander Calder’s mobiles, yet due to the industrial materiality and bold lines it also has a brutalist aesthetic which stands in stark contrast to its location; a Napoleon III apartment-come-showroom overlooking the Jardin des Tuileries.

▼粗犷的设计与历史性的环境形成对比,stark contrast between a brutalist aesthetic and its historic surrounding

其中一个可动臂从公寓全白的天花板上悬挂下来,另一个则被放置在地上。圆形的镜子承受着张力,被连接在一个半圆弧的钢结构上,绕着它们共有的轴旋转。当可动装置旋转时,呈现出来的整体效果是一个让人倍感振奋的不对称的平衡。镜子时不时地会反射到这个历史久远的公寓的一角,有时候也会出现来访者本身。当镜子排成一列,相互反射,重新组合空间时,常常把三者结合在一起,无限倍增。观赏者犹如穿梭在时空隧道之中感受着过去、现在和未来,但在空间和建筑般的雕塑的包围下又倍感平静。

One mobile is suspended from the all-white apartment’s ceiling and the other is transposed, sitting erect on the floor. The circular mirrors are attached in tension to a steel structure and along with the semicircular arcs, rotate on their axes. The over-all effect is a provocative exercise of asymmetric balance as the mobiles rotate. The mirrors’ reflections randomly catch glimpses of the historic apartment and the viewer themselves; often merging all three together in infinite multiplication when the mirrors align, reflecting one another and recomposing the space. One feels transported through the passages of time (past, present and future) yet totally at peace in the surrounds of the space and architectural sculpture.

▼其中一个可动臂从天花板上悬挂下来,one mobile is hung from the all-white apartment ceiling

▼装置细部,details of the installation

   

▼钢制的半圆弧结构强化了装置的工业感,the structural steel arc enhances its industrial materiality

可动臂通过一种交错的修辞结构(一种文学工具,经常用于诗歌中强调和质疑意义)进行对话,反映了Jitrois在重生时的自我认知。尽管不断发展的创新方向正朝着更现代的美学方向前进,吸引着新一代的人,但公司并没有完全无视来自过去的灵感;相反,他们选择重塑这些灵感以建立一个新的视角。

The mobiles, in dialogue with one another by means of chiastic rhetoric structure (a literary tool, often used in poetry to emphasis and question meaning) reflect Jitrois’ identification during a time of rebirth. Despite an evolving creative direction that is moving towards a more contemporary aesthetic appealing to a new generation, the company is not without complete disregard of past inspirations; on the contrary, they choose to distort them and exact a new perspective.

▼通过镜子的反射,装置仿佛在与自身和周围环境进行对话,the mobiles in dialogue with each other and the surroundings by reflections

   

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