Bertrand Lamarche - The fog Factory

THE FOG FACTORY, 2005 - 2011
Model, mixed media, fog machine
200 x 125 x 100 cm
Unique
Collection FRAC Centre, Orléans

Bertrand Lamarche - The Fog Factory, 2005-2011 - Installation view at FRAC Centre, Orléans 2012 © Nicolas Brasseur
Bertrand Lamarche - The Fog Factory, 2005-2011 - Installation view at FRAC Centre, Orléans 2012 © Nicolas Brasseur

The Fog Factory is a project designed for the train station area of the city of Nancy. This project consistes of differents buildings and equipments: a well, a watter-tower and a modified industrial building that makes possible to create a zone filled up with fog. The place was chosen for the qualities of the space there, that is located in the center of the city and it has a very banal and yet theatrical atmosphere. His architecture does not aim to replicate the forms or qualities of natural elements in an imitative way, notably like Franck Gehry; rather it is the fog that constitutes the architecture, an artificial copy of a meteorological phenomenon, mechanically produced but randomly distributed and imponderable, it is also the paradox of the Umbelliferous plot, where the constraint of the enclosure and the hazards. Text by François Piron, in «Drag city» in The Funnel, Edition HYX, 2008

View of the exhibition at Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris, 2015 © Nicolas Brasseur
View of the exhibition at Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris, 2015 © Nicolas Brasseur

Bertrand Lamarche - The Fog Factory, 2011
View of the exhibition Models
at Agence Captures, Royan, 2013
Bertrand Lamarche - The Fog Factory, 2011 View of the exhibition Models at Agence Captures, Royan, 2013

Bertrand Lamarche, The Fog Factory, 2005-2011, Studio view
Bertrand Lamarche, The Fog Factory, 2005-2011, Studio view