I never thought i’d ever have any reason to go to the Pantheon in Paris. Today i did. Ernesto Neto has a very impressive installation under its dome until December 31.
Called Leviathan Thot, the work recalls the sea monster from the Book of Job.
The gossamer-thin and stretchable fabrics are hanging (and slowly bouncing when you punch one of them) from the ceiling and create shapes which seem to be both architectural and organic. Leviathan Thot is as sensual, surprising and appealing as the Pantheon is stern, stiff, boring and pretentious. But they work great together.
My images on flickr.
Related: another of Neto’s installation, The Malmö Experience.