JEUX D’EAU Fountain/Sprinkler Installation by Nicholas Vargelis and Pierre De Brun
JULY 29 – AUG 2
LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
RAIN OR SHINE
Le Petit Versailles is thrilled to bring back “Jeux d’Eau”, an installation by visual artist Nicholas Vargelis and architect and artist Pierre de Brun.
The French title “Jeux d’Eau” is translated as water jets or can be literally translated to mean water games. The installation consists of garden hoses and water sprinklers commonly found in suburban yards. The water jets of the installation form a variety of aesthetic patterns controlled by a central set of valves made accessible for one to play or control the varying constellations of water mimicing public fountain displays.
These different setting of the water displays are inspired by the 1953 experimental film “Eaux d’Artifice” by Kenneth Anger, featuring the fountains of an aristocratic garden in Italy.