2015

Nuit blanche by zhenchen liu

Paris / France Crystal Group

Matters

Skills

Ice
  • Scénographies glace, givre, neige

Duration

Ephemeral

Ice monument

In recognition of the climate conference, Nuit Blanche 2015 invited the public to enjoy various temporary artworks. Artist Zhenchen Liu deposited 270 multicoloured ice blocks on the square in front of the Hôtel de Ville. Crystal Group was consulted to create this installation, entitled 'Ice Monument'.

DESIGN, CREATION, PRODUCTION:

  • 270 coloured ice blocks (1.00 x 0.50 m x 0.25 m), including 59 transparent blocks, 39 snow white blocks, 55 strawberry red blocks, 49 blue blocks, 30 mint green blocks, 25 lemon yellow blocks, 13 shiny black blocks
  • 3 semi-trailers
  • 45 palettes
  • 30 people to install 45 tons of ice in just 3 hours.

RESULT:

A colossal installation that melted over the night to form an abstract fresco imagined by the artist.