The Color of the Wind by Paul Créange

From 11 December 2020 to 18 July 2021

The Color of the Wind, installation view 9 ©️ PCP16TH and GiaxGia studio

The Color of the Wind, installation view 9 ©️ PCP16TH and GiaxGia studio

The Color of the Wind is an in situ work based on a poetic representation of the wind through the reappropriation of a weather station. A wind vane and an anemometer are visibly placed outside the POUSH building. The data of these sensors are translated in real time and affect a set of modules located in the site’s hallway. Representing an air stream entering the building, the color and the intensity of the modules vary according to the direction and the speed of the wind blowing on the square in front of POUSH. For instance, if strong winds from the North are blowing over POUSH, the sculpture is deep blue.

This installation is part of the workshop Watching the city – Transforming the city, a research-creation project authored by the artist, which studies the dispositives that are present in the public space. Stu
dents of the Baccalauréat Professionnel MELEEC / ARED of the Lycée Newton in Clichy have participated in the creation of this in situ work, based on a subjective representation of the city. The students and the artist have conducted research in the city of Clichy and on the grounds of POUSH, followed by sculptural creations based on this research. They will present their efforts to the public on the premises of POUSH in the form of a collective work.

Materials: recycled and printed PMMA, 3D-printed PETG, electric cables, RGB LEDs, 10 mm steel tube, DMX controller, DMX cables, Arduino controller, 24V power supply, 12V power supply, 50 mm aluminum tube, 50 mm hose clamps, analog anemometer, analog wind vane.

An in situ installation by Paul Créange at POUSH (Clichy)

Curator: Yvannoé Kruger, Manifesto

Software engineer: Nino Filiu

With the support of the Île-de-France Region

The Color of the Wind, installation view 6 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

The Color of the Wind, installation view 10 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

La couleur du vent, detail 3 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

The Color of the Wind, detail 3 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

La couleur du vent, detail 5 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

The Color of the Wind, detail 5 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

La couleur du vent, installation view 3 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

The Color of the Wind, installation view 3 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

La couleur du vent, installation view 1 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio

The Color of the Wind, installation view 1 ©️ PCP16TH et GiaxGia studio