In a gorgeous Cistercian monastery in Paris – one that dates back to the 13th century – sits Michel Blazy’s astonishing kinetic installation called Bouquet Final. The installation contrasts the stability of the renovated church with ever changing foam bubbles cascading around metal scaffolding like gigantic strips of cotton candy to show the fragility of life. Blazy is known for working with organic materials. Five years back, he exhibited another foam installation called Fontaine de mousse and a piece called Post Patman that filled the room with the stench and beauty of decaying matter at the Palais de Tokyo, also in Paris.
Michel Blazy works with living things to “explore the very basic physical aspects of our existence – time, space and body… He attempts to create multi-sensorial and changing spaces and sculptures to show the uncertainties of our condition” (ArtWeLove). See more of his work at the Art Concept Galerie. To brush up on your French speaking skills and see the Blazy’s process for his foam works, check out the videos below.