Zenith | 2017
Zenith presents one hundred festive garlands crafted from metallic paper of different colours, supported by a slanted frame made of bamboo. The garlands shine under the sunlight, and reveal a ripple created by the wind.
The distance from which the viewer watches the flickering created by the sun’s reflection greatly affects their perception of it. From afar, the frame becomes almost invisible. Only the closest sparkling spots are distinguishable. Depending on the angle of perception, the sparkles of light turn into vertical lines that appear and disappear in turn. Only from the nearest vantage point can the paper flowers be seen.
Camille Bernard-Gravel has devoted herself to a multidisciplinary artistic practice that converges natural phenomena and technology. She uses materials associated with human-made constructions and the urban environment to reinterpret phenomena like rain, wind, water reflections, the sounds produced by these natural elements, etc. Her performative installations blur our understanding of things, and create fascinating and contemplative micro-environments.