Musée Nissim de Camondo
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
63 Rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris

Fashion house Nemozena have commissioned Liz West to make new work to be presented at fashion weeks around the world. The project makes its debut in Paris on 26th of September with “Aglow”, a new site-specific installation at Musée Nissim de Camondo.

The work consists of one hundred and sixty-nine hemispherical ?uorescent coloured acrylic bowls arranged on the ground in a hexagon shape. The edges of these multiple ‘unplugged’ ?uorescent bowls in six neon colours will glow as if charged with electricity. These ‘live’ rims and choice of components embody West’s interest in the relationship between colour and light and her obsession with materials that enhance the viewers perception of the work. The cast acrylic bowls o?er a highly re?ective concave surface in which to view the architecture of the surrounding buildings – starting from the elegant details of Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris – enabling spectators the opportunity to see their surroundings in a new (?uorescent tinted) light. The individual basins also serve as rain catchers depending on the weather, adding an extra dimension to the work and another re?ective surface in which to observe their vicinity. Used repeatedly in nature, the hexagon is a practical, economic, space saving polygon. West often utilises geometry and repeat in her installations to create large scale and impactful works.