miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Preservation Is Life by Bryan McCormack

Starting at the facade of Paris' Center Pompidou and continuing up the six-floor escalator, Bryan McCormack's installation creates a monumental tunnel of colored light bulbs for a mesmerizing effect. The hue changes on every floor to create a dynamic rainbow of cylindrical bulbs, which are covered in glass-like plastic condoms. A grand total of 80,000 bulbs comprise the condom tapestry of the Pompidou's moving staircase, taking the rubbers from typically intimate settings to a public neo-pop display. Their multiplication on such a massive scale changes the way we see them, and the installation, called "Preservation Is Life", provides a beautifully thoughtful message as part of the arts center's annual AIDS fundraising campaign.