The central floor opening of the former Decré department store could be said to resemble the inside of a movie camera pointed at the sky, with the constant rolling of its escalators and overhanging circular eye high above, through which light enters.
Cécile Bart takes advantage of this mechanical movement by using it to create a captivating visual experience. Eight hanging translucent “painting-screens” play with oblique angles, perspectives, and colours. The variation of positions gives the spectator the feeling that objects have been frozen mid-flight. The surfaces are like stained glass thrown out into space where everything becomes a pattern.
Visible on the 3rd floor of the store.
Work created as part of Le Voyage à Nantes 2012, with the support of Galeries Lafayette.
© Marc Domage