vrijdag 20 december 2013

Pas de Deux

On my walking tour during the Light Festival in Amsterdam I passed this dancing couple on a bridge who were slowly turning around. It was such a romantic view in the dark, I had never seen this before. There was a little windmill on the other edge of the bridge but I didn't make a photo of it, which was a mistake of me. I did some research and found that "Pas de Deux" is an art installation with a dancing couple that is driven by the wind ( the windmill!) and was designed by architect and artist Laurent Wolf.

Once the windmill starts to rotate by the wind, the two figures on the turntable rotate with it. Rotating about a common axis they create their own world, isolated in their own time and space. It is part of a project called "Love in the City" and to be seen on the Hortusbridge until January 5th.

Here you see the complete installation, with the windmill.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Dancing in the dark; what could be more romantic??

  2. This is just beautiful Marianne - Its classy and romantic - this Mr. Wolf knows how to make the world feel warm. I just love it - thank you so much for sending this beauty to us. Happy HO HO to you and your family. lol Lilly

  3. how cool is that!!! i should visit it too!
    really cute

  4. This would be wonderful to see. Thank you for explaining the mechanics behind it. Whenever I see the words "pas de deux" I think of that beautiful piece from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

  5. Als dansers waarderen we zo'n standbeeld echt.


  6. Dearest Marianne,
    How could you have known this technicality? Great photo and the explanation world fine too!
    Thanks for always enduring the wind and the cold for showing us such spectacular photos. Thank you so much for your meaningful comment on my post. I did leave you a reply; as I always do...

  7. What a gift to your viewers. I think I would have just stood there and cried it is so beautiful. Your pictures are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Season. Genie