Friday 4 October 2019

Les machines de l'île

Located on an island in the Loire River right in the centre of Nantes is 'Les machines de l'île' project. The exhibition, show, concept is the vision of two artists and according to Wikipedia: "The projects aim to promote the city's image and intend to build an identity for it as a creative metropolis of dream and of fantasy"

The Great Elephant is a moving mechanical model, 12m high and 8m wide. It is made from 45 tons of wood and steel. It can take up to 49 passengers

There are several versions of these humming birds in varying colours. They are brilliantly animated with one approaching a flower

The design and detail is inspired

This enormous spider climbs from a hole in the exhibition floor

The Heron is controlled by 2 people on its back and carries 2 more in baskets at its feet

Subjects chosen for the structures are the strange and macabre in nature and have a steampunk element

Definitely worth a visit - Genny often stands out in the crowd but didn't get a look in here

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