Design collective Les Astronautes won the opportunity to transform a narrow Quebec alleyway into a live art installation.
The collective, which is comprised of Alexandre Hamlyn, Gabrielle Blais-Dufour and Robin Dupuis, used hundreds of pool noodles to attract people's attention to an otherwise forgotten spot in the city. The colorful noodles create a bright visual contrast against the historical site. The noodles stay upright by attaching to wooden panels that were installed beforehand.
Passers-by will no doubt be intrigued by this colorful passageway, which sways with movement and life. The foam tubes were intended to be "organic and lifelike, almost like vines in a jungle." The passageway will definitely encourage residents to try out a new route on their way to work, school or home.
Les Astronautes Update Your Walk Home with a New Live-Art Installation
1. Live Art Installations - The use of live art installations in public spaces creates engaging and interactive experiences for viewers.
2. Creative Use of Materials - Using unconventional materials like pool noodles in art installations adds an element of surprise and playfulness.
3. Transforming Forgotten Spaces - Reimagining neglected areas with art installations brings attention and revitalizes otherwise overlooked locations.
1. Art and Culture - Art and culture industries can explore new ways of engaging with audiences through live art installations and creative use of materials.
2. Tourism and Hospitality - The transformation of forgotten spaces into artistic attractions can enhance tourism experiences and contribute to the hospitality industry.
3. Urban Planning and Design - Urban planners and designers can incorporate live art installations as a way to revitalize and bring vibrancy to neglected urban areas.