Ephemeral moment
for
Kenzo
by Jean-François D'Or

Ephemeral moment



Le chant du coquelicot, song of the poppy flower, sings the awakening of the red sun. 

In the French etymology, the word coquelicot, meaning poppy flower, was « coquelicoq » and cames from the French word « coq », meaning cock. Into the fields, the poppy flower was confused with the red head of the familiar bird; solar animal yelling the rising sun at the beginning of the day.


During three days and three nights, following the schedule of sunrises of worldwide cities, 

a synchronized system linked to universal clock activates powerful ventilators that provoke aleatory vortex. In this ephemeral wind whirlpool, thousands of golden leaves blow up in a musical dance that filled the architectural space; evocation of impalpable morning sun rays. 

As light as air, those sensitive leaves of gold, nearly immaterial, float a moment, look for a point of support on the air, hesitate, finally descend in a calm vaulting, arising delicately on the ground; waiting for the next sun awakening. 


Flower by Kenzo praises its emblematic poppy flower and its new Elixir perfume through this Chant du coquelicot ephemeral moment; world tour of flamboyant golden dawns. At 10h02 the sun awakes in Kinshasa, at 10h16 the sun awakes in Malawi, at 10h29 the sun awakes in Cape town, at 10h48 the sun awakes in Lima, at 11h01 the sun awakes in La Paz, ...


Video films Page 8 & Page 9.


Material

5000 leaves of gold | Digital clocks | Synchronized software | Ventilators | Lights  | Musics. 


Design

Jean-François D'Or | Thanks to Emmanuel Mathot for his help on the synchronized system.

Special thanks to An Pierlé for her music The cold song.


Client
Flower by Kenzo | Kenzo


Pictures © Stéphanie Derouaux | Page 22, Red sun of Joan Miro.



Following the schedule of sunrises of worldwide cities, a synchronized system linked to universal clock activates powerful ventilators that provoke aleatory vortex. In this ephemeral wind whirlpool, thousands of golden leaves blow up in a musical dance that filled the architectural space; evocation of impalpable morning sun rays. As light as air, those sensitive leaves of gold, nearly immaterial, float a moment, look for a point of support on the air, hesitate, finally descend in a calm vaulting, arising delicately on the ground; waiting for the next sun awakening.

Le chant du coquelicot



In the French etymology, the word coquelicot, meaning poppy flower, was « coquelicoq » and cames from the French word « coq », meaning cock. Into the fields, the poppy flower was confused with the red head of the familiar bird; solar animal yelling the rising sun at the beginning of the day.

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