The Lily Pond
The Lily Pond is an audio-visual installation, consisting of three large projector screens and 6.1 channel surround sound. It is inspired by Monet’s Water Lilies series of paintings (1914 – 1926), in a modernisation of their concepts. The work runs for a total length of 2 hours, creating a slow moving and enveloping spectacle on a grand scale, which can’t be interpreted in the same way from any viewpoint or temporal instance. It uses field recordings and video taken at Monet’s garden in Giverny, as well as images taken of his paintings at Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, re-imagining the works and expanding them into a multi-sensory environment, within a contemporary context.