A towering structural labyrinth of interwoven birch twigs dominates the landscape of a sweeping field in rural russia.
The massive installation, ‘beaubourg’, is the lastest work of russian artist nikolay polissky, whose projects involve land art, architecture and walk-in sculpture. the 22-meter-high tangled coil of interlaced branches is elaborately wreathed like a giant basket.
Polissky worked with the bygone russian craft technique of birch weaving, completely canvassing the metal skeleton constructed beneath. a spiral staircase is encased inside, leading visitors to an observation deck which offers sublime views of the unstirred landscape of nickola-lenvivets and neighboring villages.
Named after the oldest part of paris, ‘beaubourg’ was conceived after polissky traveled to france. He was influenced by the architecturally renowned pompidou center, whose inside-out, tubular anatomy is references in the overall shape and silhouette.
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