The world of sports is very present in Laurent Perbos’ work. He regularly enjoys transforming fields and other sports-related elements (a soccer ball, a dartboard…) by giving them new proportions. Once modified, these nevertheless familiar objects offer a new reflection on notions of failure, victory and competition.
With this work, Laurent Perbos imagines a set of revisited ping pong tables that can be enjoyed as a duo or in teams! Play with a ball that is caught in an air loop with… Loop! Play a set while lying on your stomach, then on your knees, and finally on your feet with Shell. Or play two games at once with Puzzle, then try to follow the chaotic criss-crossing balls… All so many new ways to play table tennis!
With Glycine, Laurent Perbos rounds off this iti- nerary. Pieces of ping pong tables are raised on construction struts and look as if they’re trying to reach the quay and complete the tables are raised on construction struts and look as if they’re trying to reach the quay and complete the tables for Shell, Puzzle and Loop in Ping Pong Park.
Glycine est une œuvre Art et Territoire, réalisée avec le soutien du groupe Réalités.
11 quai François Mitterrand 44200 Nantes
How to get there?
Self-service bicycles: Palais De Justice (n°44), École D'architecture (n°77), Médiathèque (n°34), Prairie Au Duc (n°45), Quai Moncousu (n°39), Machine De L'île (n°43), Félix Éboué (n°37), Bourse (n°31), République (n°46)
100% accessible location
Explanatory video in French sign language and French subtitles available online here.
Grass areas are hard to play on.