The first stage in the Echolyse project, which will give birth to several variations around the same concept, Onion Skin is made up of a physical dimension – a module of two walls, positioned at right angles – augmented by a projection and a 5.1 sound broadcast. Onion Skin is a graphical work about the re-composition of time and space through a game of perspectives, both of the exhibition space itself and that of the projection canvas. Built around a progressive structure, made up of 4 parts lasting 14 minutes in total, the piece plays on the principle of repetition and scale to create a physical and hypnotic experience that opens doors onto the hidden and untouchable. The whole experience of the installation is based on a very specific point of view. A precise position from which a new dimension is revealed to the audience by anamorphosis. The simple geometric elements (“peelings”) that seemed to be flat at first suddenly start delimiting a new space. The illusion of a new dimension within the installation slowly appears as the onion skins seem to be leaving their physical surface behind.
Concept & creation: Olivier Ratsi
Music by Thomas Vaquié - Production by Nico Boritch
Returning to Governors Island for its third year, The FIGMENT TreeHouse has evolved from the little project that could into a center piece of the annual FIGMENT NYCN event and a centerpiece of the Summer-Long FIGMENT Interactive Sculpture Garden.
Started in 2011 as an experiment in sustainability and reclaimed materials, the TreeHouse continues to show that not all sustainable design has to be serious or stuffy. TreeHouse is created entirely from reclaimed materials supplied by the streets of Brooklyn and project partners Build It Green! NYC and (as of 2013) Materials for the Arts.
The TreeHouse is a playground for all ages. … This year, TreeHouse comes with a new addition, the Gazebo, where participants are invited to explore the interactive elements within.