For the emblematic Centre Pompidou square, the artist duo AROTIN & SERGHEI conceived an installation of intermedial sculptures, part of their work-in-progress Infinite Screen: 4 Infinite Light Columns installed along the extension of the Arts Center, the IRCAM tower by Renzo Piano and constructed by “immaterial” modules of individually drawn and animated portraits of “light cells”. The work honours the visions of the multiple avant-gardes and disciplines presented at the Centre Pompidou, most particularly paying homage to the museum’s collections notably Brancusi‘s Infinite Columns, Kandinsky’s Synethesia, and paying tribute to the architecture itself as well as to the sound universe of the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics & Music – IRCAM-Centre Pompidou.
“This installation delights me, not only because it is beautiful and because it is interesting, but because for me it symbolizes something very powerful, it symbolizes what the Center Pompidou wants to be, … a multidisciplinary ensemble … The installation is a sort of tribute to Brancusi, whose studio is at the other end of the Piazza … it is for me the resurrection of an initial spirit of the Center Pompidou, the piazza as the living heart of artistic creation.”
president CENTRE POMPIDOU
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Centre Pompidou Magazine
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