Miguel Chevalier «Fractal Cloud» work-in-progress.


Miguel Chevalier, Fractal Cloud 1, work-in-progress
Fractal Cloud, work-in-progress
Day simulation
Place D'Arvieux, Marseille (FRA)
20 x 28 x 28m

Fractal Cloud is a monumental sculpture created as part of a public commission for the dockland area of Marseille. Measuring 20m x 28m, this work looks like a free-flowing superstructure formed by an intricate web of optical fiber cables. Metallic by day, the fractal cloud works as an astronomical clock at night. Every hour, the cables change color, giving the sculpture a light, airy and mobile appearance.

Miguel Chevalier, Fractal Cloud 2, work-in-progress
Night simulation

The fractal cloud multiplies itself infinitely in a network and a play on scale that breaks with classical perspective and Euclidean geometry. When illumined at night by colored projectors, this work will take on immaterial and magical qualities.

Miguel Chevalier, Fractal Cloud 3, work-in-progress
Cutaway view
Miguel Chevalier, Fractal Cloud 4, work-in-progress
Day simulation
With Woytec Sepiol
Miguel Chevalier, Fractal Cloud 5, work-in-progress
Night simulation
Color changes on the hour
With Woytek Sepiol
Miguel Chevalier, Fractal Cloud 6, work-in-progress
1:50 scale model
Color changes on the hour
With Woytek Sepiol
Miguel Chevalier, Fractal Cloud 7, work-in-progress
1:50 scale model
Color changes on the hour
With Woytek Sepiol
Miguel Chevalier, Fractal Cloud 8, work-in-progress
1:50 scale model
With Woytek Sepiol

Fractal Cloud is created in association with the Marseille-based architect, Charlie Bové, (StoA Architecture).

source: miguel-chevalier.com
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