shared Wings

by Marie
2021

Similar to a floating drawing in space, the thin carbon connecting rods are carried by black balloons filled with helium. Spheres, which are lighter than air, lift interconnected thin rods upwards, enabling them to float horizontally. The installation is reminiscent of Alexander Calder's light mobiles, but in this arrangement, it is turned upside down and thus freed from its gravity. A balancing act against gravity becomes floating equilibrium.

Update : 28/11/2022
Programming
Mothers* Warriors and Poets KV Wagenhalle (France), 2021
Quitter la gravité Exhibit! Le Tetris - Le Havre (France), 2021
In-situ experience
Other
Suitable for all audiences
Without dialogue
Contact for distribution

References

Programming
Mothers* Warriors and Poets KV Wagenhalle (France), 2021
Quitter la gravité Exhibit! Le Tetris - Le Havre (France), 2021

Technical conditions

In-situ experience
Experience
Terms
Multi-users
Interactivity
Interactive - Linear
Audience
Categories
Suitable for all audiences
Accessibility
Suitable for disabled visitors
Price
Languages
Original language
Without dialogue
Dubbing
Subtitles
Team
Interpreter
yes
Public outreach
no
Technician
no
Material
Equipment
Other
Minimum space required
From 5 m2
Internet connection
Not required to broadcast the artwork

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Similar to a floating drawing in space, the thin carbon connecting rods are carried by black balloons filled with helium. Spheres, which are lighter than air, lift interconnected thin rods upwards, enabling them to float horizontally. The installation is reminiscent of Alexander Calder's light mobiles, but in this arrangement, it is turned upside down and thus freed from its gravity. A balancing act against gravity becomes floating equilibrium.

Only a small weight prevents the levitating installation from flying away. Even the slightest flow of air sets the installation in motion. The lines and spheres glide smoothly and harmoniously around each other, whereby it is left to chance whether random movements or moments of geometric harmony are to be seen.

Beyond the astonishment at the strength in balance, vulnerability and lightness which the installation reveals about physical laws, ‘shared Wings’ also generates associations of delicacy as an essential basis of the fragile interdependencies of all living beings.

Materials and technical information:

Carbon Rods, Latex Balloons, Helium, String, Swivel Joint, Weights, Highfloat Gel, Tape. Storage and transport is very easy, as the balloons are filled with helium at the exhibition site, the individual packed parts take up very little space. The assembly is very simple, the helium balloons, filled with Highloat gel, float for approximately three weeks, depending on the climatic conditions. Replacing the balloons is not complicated either.

Artistic approach and creation process:

Marie Lienhard explores the human will to overcome physical laws governing body and mind through allegories of flight, levitation or fall. She addresses our perceptual senses by creating surprising aesthetic experiences which invite us to become aware of our presumed limits, and to go beyond them. She uses all kinds of digital media such as virtual reality and video, and also installation art, performance and drawing.

shared Wings

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