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Intergalactic Cave Installation Lights Up the Ceiling

French artist Julien Salaud created a luminescent ceiling installation titled Grotte Stellaire, which roughly translates as Stellar Cave, at Palais de Tokyo‘s Alice Guy Hall in Paris. The sculptural light installation involves interweaving strands of white string, held down with nails, illuminated by a projected ultraviolet light. Walking in and looking up at this radiant ceiling filled with astral imagery and animal figures may feel like entering a grotto whose inner etchings are made visible by the water's reflection.

The polygonal representations of deer combined with the galactic connecting and intertwining lines also make this piece look like a section of the night sky with figurative constellations. There's something primal about the setting appearing like a cave, and yet there is a futuristic appeal in its glowing contoured visuals. If you'd like to experience the wondrous installation in person, you can currently catch it at Parisian gallery as part of the Triennial of Contemporary Art that runs through August 6, 2012.
Julien Salaud website
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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