French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux, known for playing with colours in public
spaces, uses centimetre-level accuracy of the quasi-zenith satellite system
(QZSS) as a motif in her latest paper-based vivid artwork.
this art installation titled ‘I Am Here’, the designer-artist adopts elements
from the proposed satellite-based augmentation and navigation system to create
an interactive and vibrant installation. (The QZSS is efficient enough to
measure global positioning to an accuracy of centimetres from approximately
40,000 km in space).
up at an ongoing event called ‘Space in Ginza’, Emmanuelle’s installation,
thus, gives form to high-precision technologies through beautiful cutouts of female
form in an artwork that measures 180cm×180cm×400cm.
the event’s theme of ‘universe’, the brightly coloured suspended and
rectangular installation focuses on throwing the spotlight back on Planet Earth
and its people. It does this through multiple layers of 18,000 silhouettes of
women in 100 different shades of colours — ranging from hues of blues and
greens to reds and yellows — which represent the crowd in Ginza, a district in
Tokyo, where the installation has been set up till the end of this month.
Am Here’ represents the busy streets of Tokyo, where people are always in a
hurry to get somewhere — in a routine mundane fashion. The artist, through this
installation, forces bystanders to take a pause and rethink where they belong
in this crowd and question if are they simply lost or, if not, how are they
different from the rest.
inside this installation of vibrant cut-outs of women are hidden silhouettes of
two girls carrying a balloon and a cat, which encourage the visitors to play a
little game of hide-and-seek on their own, and, subsequently, find themselves
in this search.
colour installations, as always, is a showstopper that not just impresses the
viewers with its use of colour and space but goes beyond and makes people question