2015 Paris, France

'Light in Water' Installation

For its first event of 2015, Éléphant Paname, the new Art and Dance Centre in the heart of Paris, presents an exhibition/exploration certain to inspire a range of both emotional and sensory responses. The event is orchestrated by a British creative agency who look to break down frontiers between art, design, architecture, technology and industry, with light as the shared asset. From 6 March to 31 May 2015, visitors were invited to take part in a journey of discovery, interacting with a group of breathtaking, dazzling, captivating and meditative installations, some of them never exhibited before anywhere in the world, by ten internationally renowned creative individuals and teams.

‘Light in Water’ is a site-specific installation intended to provide an immersive and emotional experience. It was previously presented at Milan Design Week 2011. The installation took advantage of the uniaue status of the venue - one of the oldest concrete domes in Paris. The installation was thus adapted to the circular form of the space, defining the inner sanctuary as a ‘place to be’ and an outer area as a space for a bystander. There are sixteen rings of slotted tubes on the ceiling. From each hole, 60 drops of water fall every minute; in total 3 tons of water circulate in the space. The LED lights vibrate between on and off, with frequencies ranging from the shortest interval possible, at 7μs, allowing the viewer to materialise a point of light in water, up to 6000μs, where light becomes the line of water.

Through this magical materialization, the installation emphasized the shared, essential qualities of light and water, the two engines of evolution.

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©Takuji Shimmura

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Project information

Status
Completed
Location
Paris, France
Date
2015
Area
170 m²
Commission type
Private
Client
Eléphant Paname
Program
Exhibition

Project team

Architect
Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane Architects, Paris
Lighting design
Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design, Tokyo
Technical adviser
Tamon, Tokyo
Technical Design
Archiee, Paris
Technical direction
Luftzug, Amsterdam
Water system
Bellrx, Tokyo

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Connaissance des arts Jul 10 2015
Connaissance des arts (Fr)
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_01
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_05
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_04
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_02
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_03
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_06
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_07
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_08
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_09
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_10
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_11
'Light in Water' Installation Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture FR30_12