Red on Green

Off-site eventsRed on Green

Saturday 5 October 2013 from 12.00 am to midnight
Sunday 6 October 2013 from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, until Sunday 27 October, from 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Locations : Basilique Saint-Vincent
Category : Off-site events
Discipline : Installation
Public price : Entrée libre
Public : All ages
Author : Anya Gallaccio
  born in 1963, Scotland - lives and works in San Diego, California, United States

10 000 red roses are displayed in the choir of St-Vincent Church offering a fascinating visual and sensory experience. The depth of the hints of red mingles with the voluptuousness of the fresh flowers’ perfume and the excess of the mass of roses. Meticulously arranged into a tightly packed rectangle that might recall the principle of the gardens design or the archetype of the vocabulary of modern art, the flowers however evade the simple formalism or the mere sensory satisfaction. Indeed, thorns remain underneath the velvety petals, ready to trap those who would try to touch it. For Anya Gallaccio, natural processes of transformation and the announced disappearance of this sublime beauty is more important than the sentimental reference.
On display for Nuit Blanche “Red on Green” will be visible till Sunday 27 October, allowing visitors to attend the slow but ineluctable decay of the flowers and the metamorphosis of this literally “still life”. Working mainly with organic materials the artist is interested in natural processes, especially in "the mixture of celebration with death or decay."

In partnership with Nuit Blanche Metz