Michel Blazy: Bouquet Final
This astonishing work was recently installed in a meticulously well-preserved medieval monastery in Paris. In it, French conceptual artist Michel Blazy plays with foam, an ephemeral substance that directly contrasts to this site of architectural splendor.
Emerging from a tall, metal structure, the sensational, frothy material spurts forth, stirring fascination on the part of the viewer. We are confronted with this free-flowing, changeable matter that moves as a sheet, curling onto itself as the sheets grow longer. The foam is produced by a generator that creates a muffled noise from behind the installation.
The physical qualities of this installation point to an instance in which art cannot be preserved. Foam is a varied experience in Blazy’s oeuvre, oozing from such structures as garbage bins and planters. Likewise, art is an experience generated to exhibit various ideas, messages, and states of wonder.
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- Victoria Nolte