Placed on the water, Vincent Mauger’s sculpture moves and oscillates slightly. The spectator, while moving around, can think of an unreal object, a digital representation sliding on a screen.
The soft and knotted shapes of the volume give it a natural and strange appearance. It does not evoke or convene any specific reference but recalls different natural plant, animal or well-shaped forms such as knots. It constitutes in a way the plastic synthesis of these different elements. This sculpture seems to come from an oddity or an anomaly in a nod to the singularity of the exceptional site of the Hortillonnages.
Its overall shape is produced by assembling different cut plates connected together by an interlocking system. The object thus seems constructed as a complex volume of natural appearance at the origin which would have been cut into thin slices regularly spaced and spread apart, held in place in space; an unidentifiable sophisticated form that would have been analyzed and reconstructed in a schematic way. This structure, made up of parallel straight lines and regular curved lines, forms in space a drawing close to a scientific sketch. These choices give the construction the unfinished appearance of a frame in the process of being assembled. The whole is perceived as a framework, as the heart of an indefinite form.