100 colors no.23 / Downtown Dubai

March 2018 - October 2018 Dubai / UAE / 2018

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As part of Art Emaar program - a platform for ambitious art initiatives in all their forms to transform Dubai into a playground for the imagination - Emmanuelle has created a public art of 1km stretch of "100 colors" installation set across Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, made up of 10,000 pieces of hand-dyed fabrics. It framed the heart of Downtown Dubai with 300 gates displayed the 100 shades of colors gently swaying in the wind, juxtaposed with the fast growing dynamic city , which aimed add a sense of joy to the urban space.


About 100 colors
"100 colors" is an installation series began in 2013, which forms space using 100 shades of colors. Emmanuelle wishes to give emotions through colors as she felt from seeing overflowing "colors" in Tokyo when she first visited in 1995. She also wishes to give opportunities for people to see, touch and feel colors with their senses to become more conscious of colors that exist around them.


In "100 colors", Colors are explored in various forms depending on the environment, to maximize the beauty of colors. 100 colors entering the body with a glance triggers a physical response to engage with the sensation of colors. The installation series will continue to travel around the world.


 


"When I first arrived in Tokyo,


I was fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street.


In that very moment, my mind decided to move to Japan.


Overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables,


and flashes of blue sky framed by various volumes of buildings,


created three dimensional “layers” in the city.


The flood of various colors pervaded the street


built up a complex depth and intensity in the space.


These indelible experiences of colors and layers in Tokyo


were the inspiration and essence of my design concept of “shikiri”,


which means dividing (creating) space with colors.


Valuing the emotion inspired from Tokyo,


I want to show the beauty of colors to the fullest extent.


I also wish to share the feeling of being surrounded by overflowing colors


by exhibiting 100 colors, here in the middle of Tokyo.


Please come and find your favorite color. "


emmanuelle moureaux (September, 2013)


  


Credit


design                    :  emmanuelle moureaux


photograph          :  emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design


 


Project outline


Installation title     :  100 colors no.23 / Downtown Dubai


Materials                :  textile


Event                     :  Art Emaar


Date                       :  March 2018 - October 2018


Venue                    :  Downtown Dubai


(from Address Downtown down a 1-km stretch of Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard)

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