Sometimes, we see things while covering them up. That’s what the legendary couple of artists, Christo and Jeanne- Claude, propose with their work over the decades: finding iconic urban places, such as the Reichstag in Berlin, or impressive natural landscapes, like Little Bay in Australia, and wrapping them up. So we can’t see them anymore. But we see them more than ever; we see things about them that we never saw before. Curiosity and art, and the act of revealing: the three things that keep the work of the two artists still alive.
Their new project "Over The River", is about covering up with fabric the Arkansas River, in the state of Colorado. The search for this river took them years: they started in 1992, walking through the Rocky Mountains, where most of the rivers in the United States are born, and after coming back every year, they selected the Arkansas River in 1996. After that, they have been working with their collaborators in life-size prototypes, in order to make this project come to life. The work will take them at least three years: they will begin installing anchors in 2010, for finally having it covered up with fabric for two weeks in 2012.
There is no such thing as small scale for Christo and Jeanne-Claude. We will be able to see this project from many points of view: from above by car, from behind by kayak, or walking. People will actually be part of this work, in this fusion between art and nature, two words that should be heard more often.
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