Pink Ghost

Péripheriques Archtiectes agency was invited to intervent on the Furstemberg square within the second edition of the Exposition of contemoirary art in Saint-Germain-des-Près/ Parcours/ Paris-Soho which took place from the 28th of May to the 18th of June 2002 and was organised by the Saint-Germain-des-Près committee.
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It is about a “plastic” intervention in order to “transform” the square in an attitude of “preservation”. PINK GHOST was implemented in a rose-coloured resin wraped around four trees and a street lamp up to 2m50 covering also the square’s total surface.
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While making the installation, we have cleverly slided under the resin twenty or so chairs and five coffee tables. This exterior urban place (the square) have then become an (interior) exterior lounge and was suddenly questioning the status of the public space in the city.

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Once uninstalled in Paris, Pink Ghost was rebuilt in the french pavilion at the architectural biennale in Venice, as the memory of a square and it’s new use.

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text&images: Péripheriques Archtiectes

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