Delicately beautiful art installation titled ‘There are no circles’ recently took place at Fondation D’Enerprise Hermès in Brussels. It was created by French-born Brussels-based artist Lionel Estève, who worked with minimal materials and small items such as thread and plastic beads, which he transforms into a magical universe of gem stones and constellations of color.

This installation measured approximately five-meters in diameter, with a spherical form constructed from braided white fishing net with thousands of strung coloured beads. It was attached to a small motor at the base that spun and moved the giant spider-like sculpture as it rotated in the space. Apparently the slow movement gave visitors a very strong physical sense of vertigo. Amazeballs, no?

I am quite certain that photos don’t do this work any justice and that this intricate, playful and dynamic installation had to be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. I figure that if I was seduced by it via still images, I can only imagine how dreamy and poetic it would have been in real life.

Did you see it by any chance? If you have, don’t tell me. It’ll just piss me off anyway.


[Photos © Fabien de Cugnac.]

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