Known for his statues in coloured glass, Jean Othoniel presented The Big Wave this summer of 2018 in the largest room of the MAMC+. The green bricks with their golden hues, made from a mirror-like material, captured the light and reflected it back in multiple variations.
It took the Indian glassworkers working on the project more than two years to produce the 10,000 bricks making up The Big Wave. Despite appearances the bricks in fact are hollow; the Indian glassworkers liked to think of each one as a “breath of gold”…
The work weighed 25 tons (5.5 meters high, 15 meters long) and its departure left behind an immense void, soon to be replaced by the exhibition, Design and Wondrous, until 22 April 2019.
The Big Wave took a team of 15 persons over two weeks to be dismantled. The MAMC+ teams demonstrated extreme patience and meticulousness to carry out this exceptional operation !
Image highlights of a major dismantling operation at the MAMC+:
OK for the dismantling but what about the assembly ? Many of you have asked us about the installation of this exceptional work. As we have no intention of hiding anything, discover the video of the making-of: