Artist Douglas Mandry’s Latest Installation Emerges Like a Mirage From a Swiss Mountaintop: ‘Gravity Flow’ is an intriguingly surreal ecological statement in the Alps, William Van Meter, δημοσίευση στο Artnet [25/9/2022]Marilena Pateraki
The sheer scenic majesty of the Muottas Muragl summit in Switzerland’s Livigno Alps is hard to describe, at once both awe-inspiring and humbling. A sunset viewed from this vantage will be imprinted on your mind forever. Now imagine hiking through this alpine paradise and coming upon a cluster of stylized glistening glass icebergs. Your borderline mystical, one-with-nature experience has gotten all the more surreal, courtesy of the artist Douglas Mandry.
“The sculptures should be a trigger for imagination and reflection,” Mandry said of Gravity Flow, his five-sculpture public installation. It was unveiled last month and will remain on display (for those lucky and brave enough to make the trek to see them) through August 2023. In an area defined by its extreme weather conditions, the semitransparent works will have a constantly changing backdrop and appearance due to the swirling elements and shifting light. But Gravity Flow (2022) is more than an aesthetic achievement. The sculptures touch on serious themes, including humans’ part in ecological turmoil and the nature of time—as well as how time could be running out.
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