Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chanel Haute Couture, Grand Palais

Today I saw a forest built beneath the glass and iron palace.

A reconstruction of a specific place or  memory , the pine and sandy forests of Landes, I think. 
(Themselves artificial, planted by Napolean reclaiming beach and marsh.)

Everywhere hidden song bird sounds.
A manufactured blue mist hanging.
All this built just for a few hours.
there is no sense to such a project.

The effect was real, it was one of the most extraordinary things I have ever seen.