Situated in the Hall of the Moon, Ruihong Tiandi, a prominent commercial development in Shanghai’s ‘golden triangle’, Ring – Chain turns the pedestrian plaza into a playful and surreal space.
Lapierre has used a repeating series of large mirror bricks to create a disorientating cylindrical installation, which the general public can walk inside of to encounter a multitude of fractured views of the surrounding urban environment.
The reflective surface is supposed to ‘reconstruct a new paradigm’ and alter the viewer’s perception, ‘allowing spatial rediscovery’.
‘Ring – Chain is a simple but strong installation,’ said Lapierre of his work. ‘The repetition of a cubic mirrors modifies the perception of the place and allows visitors to experience new ways of looking at the space that surrounds them. The facets of each cube reflect the environment and reconstruct an abstract paradigm that breaks our everyday perception. This is a special moment of rediscovery.’
Back in 2012, the Paris-based artist installed a similar installation in Place Vendôme and was chosen by curatorial team UAP for his ability ‘to produce works that play with the urban context and encourage social interaction.’
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