Estuaire itinerary, Permanent art work
Nantes
Nymphéa
Ange Leccia

Nymphéa is a video projected onto the surface of the canal. A woman calmly floats about in her aquatic environment.

This double presence of water in the image (and as a medium for the image) creates a blurring effect that is deeply disturbing: the creature appears to be the tunnel’s prisoner and her body stretches inside its inhospitable entrails. The light from the projection plays on the moving surface of the water — a tangible homage to Claude Monet. This sprite is embodied by Laetitia Casta, an icon of our society who becomes a contemporary mythical nymph in this work.

A WORK OF ART CREATED FOR ESTUAIRE 2007. REPRESENTATION OF LAETITIA CASTA’S IMAGE UNDER LICENSE FROM ALLAROSA PRODUCTIONS.