Pergola
Pergola
Le Havre (Normandie), France

Installation at Le Havre City Hall

For the inaugural year of Le Havre’s Contemporary Art Biennale, we designed a pop art piece for the City Hall’s grand pergola. Pergola is a tribute to Le Havre-born Monet, forefather of impressionism: 90,000 plastic balls are arranged into an image of the wisteria blooms that figure in many of the artist’s oeuvres. The balls come in five tones – an abstracted impressionist palette – and climb towards the abundant sunlight, creating an exuberant play of colour, light and shadows underneath. As with many of our projects, the deliberate insertion of the artificial shakes up preconceived ideas – but the installation also aims, more simply, to delight visitors.

Client
Arts Le Havre biennale d'art contemporain

Year
2006

Status
Built

Categories
Installation
Installation
Jacques Perron, May 2006
Montage, CC+A, May 2006
Jacques Perron, May 2006
Inspiration, Jardin de Giverny by Claude Monet, 1900
Inspiration : Garden of Dubarton Oaks, Washington D.C., U.S.A.,
CC+A, May 2005
CC+A, May 2006
Jacques Perron, May 2006
Jacques Perron, May 2006
Jacques Perron, May 2006
Jacques Perron, May 2006
Jacques Perron, May 2006
Plan, CC+A, May 2006