OLIVIER GROSSETETE       Pont de singe -for Tatton Park Biennial        

The subject was ” Flight ”    

Olivier writes -     This project builds on a previous piece entitled “Suspension Bridge, the passage” a model of floating bridge in the exhibition space, attached to helium balloons, thus taking literally the term “suspension bridge “. I like the idea that an object is supposed to connect two mobile space, questioning its usefulness. This bridge, floating symbol of all relationships, embodies the space surrounding its slight movements caused by our air movement.
For Tatton Park Biennial dedicated to flight, I wanted to start from the idea of “hanging bridge” for its evocative and poetic potential, but taking into account the constraints from the outside: the obligation to be securely stowed. So I reversed, with three large helium balloons, the curvature of a rope bridge suspended over a body of water.
The bridge built to scale 1 is potentially usable. It is theoretically capable of supporting the weight of a person.    Thanks Spencer Byles 

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