LIFE'S FLUX, Permanent installation, Tour First, Paris, La Défense (FR)

Digital print on micro-perforated acoustic panels
620 x 508 cm, 2015

At the end of 2014, the Euler Hermes Group launched a contest with young artists to create a visual and acoustic work for the Council Chamber in the First Tower in Paris. Delphine Deguislage's proposal was adopted by the Group's Presidency.

To create Life's Flux, Delphine Deguislage was inspired by the view from the First Tower and the differences in scale it gave to see. The panorama offers an impressive macroscopic vision while man and his activities are reduced to microscopic points. From this impression, the artist made a drawing. According to her, the abstract image that is given to see evokes a network of cells viewed through a microscope. The purpose of the work thus makes the link between the panorama offered by the Tower and the space of the Council Chamber.

To integrate her work into space, Delphine Deguislage used the color already present in the meeting space. Depending on the distance of the viewer several readings are possible: by far flat colors with a contour and more near, one distinguishes the touches of color and the acoustic perforations.

Acoustic Mission: Eckhart Kahle and Thomas Wulfrank - Kahle Acoustics
Artistic mission: Sophie Chartier - SoChart International
Photo : E. Le Gars