Pierre Estève transforms Roppenheim into participatory work

It’s within the coronary heart of the Roppenheim model village that the artist Pierre Estève presents “Sky of Flowers” ​​for the primary time. Greater than 200 flowers comprised of plastic bottles, suspended and beneath which we pause for a second whereas listening to music composed for the event. A piece with a number of messages that invitations reflection on ecological points and the accessibility of artwork.

Within the alley of the Roppenheim model village, colourful reflections dance on the ground and within the home windows of the outlet shops. To seek out the origin of this poetic ballet, simply lookup. It’s there, on the time, that Pierre Esteve put in his work “Céu de Flores”.

Digital artist, music composer for movies and video video games, Pierre Estève produced for this creative manufacturing round twenty strains of 11 flowers, comprised of plastic bottles. Waste he collected earlier than reworking it with out glue or tape, as he has been doing for a number of years. “Flowers are a powerful image that runs by life: a logo of beginning, of dying, of the presents we can provide ourselves”. he deciphers.

If this is not the artist’s first work consisting of flowers comprised of plastic bottles, it is the primary time they’ve become a colourful sky. “The viewer under sees the hanging flowers swaying within the wind, with the clouds passing by. It is a very aerial job”, describes the artist.

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I created a bubble of oxygen within the midst of the motion of passersby

Amidst the outlets and the hustle and bustle, Pierre Estève gives customers the chance to take a break. The mattresses offered beneath the flowers invite you to lie down to totally benefit from the present. “I created a bubble of oxygen within the midst of the motion of passersby”, he deciphers.

For the immersion on this bubble to be full, Pierre Estève imagined it multisensory and composed a music album to pay attention to right away, the gaze immersed within the flowery sky. “It is digital music that I feel matches the synthetic dimension of plastic. Ambient music, with a rhythm conducive to meditation. I like the concept of ​​creating synesthetic works, that’s, by which a number of senses are requested. It is a very robust approach to get right into a job.

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“Céu de flores” is a part of a a lot bigger dedicated creative undertaking, a participatory planetary work referred to as “Flowers of change”, the “Flowers of change”.For my part, there are a number of messages that move by this work, the obvious being the ecological dimension. Plastic is an actual downside.Pierre Estève then determined to create, recycling this polluting waste, a symbolic work. With the subtitle “The flowers of the Anthropocene”, it highlights this materials, a major marker of the impression of Man on the planet.

A good stronger message within the midst of an area devoted to consumption: “Till now I had displayed flowers in locations that have been clearly in step with the message, observes Pierre Estève. That this work speaks nearly the alternative of consumption, I discover this much more attention-grabbing. Everybody is worried about ecological issues and the truth that individuals cease, take time to debate, focus on the that means of labor, I discover this motivating.

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Accessible and collaborative work

The artist additionally wished to contain as many individuals as potential in his undertaking “Flowers of change” and, for that, he made it collaborative. “Earlier than an exhibition, we do workshops and co-make flowers with the bottles introduced in, it is a manner of getting individuals to take part within the work. The workshops are a possibility to trade subjects, there’s a sure pedagogy of ecology that’s carried out by discussing all the things and nothing.“It is also a manner of creating artwork accessible to everybody. “What I discover attention-grabbing is to be authorizing, to open the door, even when after all, in a workshop we’re not going to do the identical factor because the course of a lifetime, artwork can be a whole lot of work.

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Together with his work, Pierre Estève thus reaches a large viewers. Folks generally get the impression that artwork, particularly up to date artwork, is one thing somewhat dry that they will not perceive. In Roppenheim, once I requested individuals in the event that they went to the museum or to see exhibitions, only a few went, so I feel it is nice in the event that they wish to know extra.“And for individuals who have been unable to take part within the workshops, it’s all the time potential to contribute to the undertaking by bringing their plastic bottles to Model Village. They are going to be used for future work. A ferry offered for this objective is put in in the primary sq..

Pierre Estève’s work is in truth a steady undertaking, in perpetual evolution. “I make movies and images throughout the workshops and do assessments on the evolution of the work. “The Sky Flowers” ​​is a debut so I am doing a little auditions. I wish to create a 3D immersion within the flowers, additionally due to augmented actuality.And the artist nonetheless hasn’t completed putting in his flowers of change all over the world. “There are numerous symbolic locations the place I wish to set up some, for instance in Indonesia or Senegal the place you see extra bottles than sand, and even put some on an iceberg.


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