Les Voyageurs (The Travelers) and Les Oiseaux (The Birds) are ethereal, illuminated artworks delicately sculpted from chicken wire by French artist Cédric Le Borgne. The luminous figures take human and bird form, appearing and disappearing in the night sky. Sitting on roofs, perched in trees or suspended in the air, they appear to look at you, or perhaps past you. They invite you to glance up and around, they offer the possibility of a connection between the sky and the ground, between dream and reality.
Traveling from Toulouse to Geneva, from Seoul and now, for the first time, to the U.S., eight of these beautiful, spiritual figures will be located throughout the Arts District and the Blue River Plaza.
Les Voyageurs and Les Oiseaux are featured installations at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.
Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Stuart Forster / Alamy Stock Photo
Cédric Le Borgne is a French artist who creates incredible illuminated sculptures using chicken wire. The figures are often installed in highly visible public places, suspended in the air in parks or in busy urban centers. Le Borgne invites everyone to view daily life in a fresh way, to rise up, to dream. By abolishing barriers, his work of exploring spaces is sensitive, his poetry subtly interacts with each place it comments upon. From sculptures to photo or video, from perennial installations to spontaneous performance, from street-art to web-art, his work is free of formal constraints.