Pier Fabre suspends red strings over
waterfall pool for Dripping installation

| 4 comments
 

Red lines radiate from the top of a waterfall over the pool below in this installation by French artist Pier Fabre for the Horizons Sancy art and nature festival in France (+ slideshow).

Pier Fabre Dripping installation for Horizons Sancy 2014

The 240 bright red strings are suspended in front of a cascade at Egliseneuve d'Entraigues, in the mountainous Sancy region of central France.



"My kinetic artwork Dripping... is designed to create an unusual scenic space above the water," Fabre told Dezeen.

Pier Fabre Dripping installation for Horizons Sancy 2014

Originating from the top of the eight-metre-high falls, the 20-metre strings curve out in three tiers and appear to end in midair above the water.

Pier Fabre Dripping installation for Horizons Sancy 2014

"Water runs along all the lines and it is scattered from them like rain over the pool below," said Fabre. "This never-ending rainfall is particularly spectacular when backlit, with the sun shining through every droplet."

Pier Fabre Dripping installation for Horizons Sancy 2014

The strings are carried on metal wires, which connect to a thin frame that crosses the river. This frame attaches to trees on either side of the water and is anchored to rocks on the ground.

Pier Fabre Dripping installation for Horizons Sancy 2014

Horizons Sancy is held annually across the region and includes a series of artworks installed among the landscape.

Pier Fabre Dripping installation for Horizons Sancy 2014

This year's edition features a slatted wooden pavilion on top of a mountain and a veil of water stretching 40 metres between the trees of a wood.

  • SPECTACULAR

    SPECTACULAR.

  • Wowza

    It is indeed spectacular. I’d love to see a time-lapse video of this installation being installed.

  • Dettifoss

    Would like to see an image of the waterfall before installation.

    • Luke

      Why?