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TOWN AND CONCRETE

Cyril Lancelin of Town & Concrete often works using geometric shapes as a means to form his architectural structures, finding interest in the negative space the shapes create. The interstice is what emerges as a key element in his immersive works, which feel larger than life and have a quality of inviting the viewer inside to explore.

 

Much like the way he stacked cubes a child, this space is formed by the stacking of spheres. In this assemblage, the spheres touch in a single point, hence the impossibility of balancing them. They are aligned vertically and horizontally, reinforcing this precarious balance.

 

To create a truly immersive experience, the artist designed spheres, printed on the wall against a black background which offers the illusion of shapes, floating in the field of vision. On the floor, the spheres come to life, beckoning guests to stack and play, activating the installation.

ARTIST BIO

Cyril Lancelin draws from his 15 year-long experience as an architect to create monumental structures that are immersive and experiential, inviting viewers to examine their relationship to large-scale environmental forms. Bright bursts of color, often geometric and made of inflatables, Lancelin’s large-scale public art works have been exhibited globally, from Governor’s Island in New York, Hangzhou, China, and London to Normandy, Paris, Dubai, and Los Angeles. The artist lives and works in Lyon, France.

WHAT DREW YOU TO FLUTTER?

I love the concept behind flutter.
I like the idea of a sequence of different immersive spaces by artists from different horizons. The works will live and revive in a getaway. I like the idea that the moment can be repeated, the duration of the exhibition is long and allows the visitor to come with different people and why not to live an experience he has already told.

HOW DOES ART MAKE PEOPLE- AND YOU- HAPPY?

We often smile when we are in an unexpected situation.The immersive work causes us to react, to hide, to seek our way, to look up, to look down, to make a joke, and of course to laugh. It makes me happy to imagine those scenery, but also to know that there will be unpredictable ones. To re-transcribe a comedy, you need actors, spectators, but also decor and props.

WHAT DOES 'PLAY DATE' MEAN TO YOU?

I like to live a new experience. It's even more exciting when you can share it. It is interesting to compare our feelings about a place and about someone else. As part of an immersive work, the installation transports us into an unusual universe that will stimulate our senses and our mind, but also will put our image in a different context. It is a game of representation and image that we will share directly with loved ones.We have to live different moments to share.

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