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Taking centre-stage at Fed Square this winter is a bold, large-scale, immersive artwork, never before seen in Australia from French artist Cyril Lancelin – The Knot.
The Knot is based on a knitting node or trefoil knot, with several nodes juxtaposed and connected by a continuous line. The immersive installation is designed to both fill a space and divide it into different sections, becoming a maze of passages that invite you to bend down, step over, and weave through to get around.
As you experience this artwork, you also become part of it as your movements diverge and intersect with those of others.
Each evening The Knot will be illuminated as it lights up our chilly winter nights.
We invite you to become delightfully entangled in The Knot!
Cyril Lancelin (born in 1975, Lyon, France) is a French artist. Combining technology and art, he envisions sculptures and images bringing the viewer in his digital world, mixing fiction and reality. His work often engages the public in immersive installations, forcing the viewer to question their own relationship toward their built environment.
Using parametric tools, he utilises a vocabulary of classical shapes and volumetric spaces essential to create unique structures. In his vision, forms are used at the architectural scale to create experiential art. All his works on paper or built are always associated with the relationship to the human body, questioning the scale, but mainly bringing identity inside each social image.
Cyril Lancelin lives and works in Lyon, France.
Watch video with Cyril Lancelin
In this video, artist Cyril Lancelin is interviewed by Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator of International Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, and Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne at Fed Square. With introduction by Fed Square’s CEO, Caroline (Ralph) Ralphsmith.
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