Jean Tinguely - Le Cyclop
  Year :   1970
  Location :   France
  Worktype :   Sculpture
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Milly-la-Forêt





 
Water
Sculpture
  Work Details  
  a giant walk-in sculpture created in collaboration with Bernhard Luginbühl, Larry Rivers, Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri and others. Work is carried out with the aid of Tinguelys assistants Josef Imhof and Rico Weber. A strange apparition awaits the visitor in the midst of this forest: a massive twenty-two-metre high construction by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely, made of three hundred tons of metal. It rises like a totem in the form of a huge cyclopean head sparkling with mirrors and traversed with stairways, footbridges and mezzanines that enable the visitor to explore this enchanting world. On the outside, a giant ear, a moving eye inlaid like a diamond in the middle of the forehead, and a fountain gushing out of the mouth and running down the tongue like a waterslide. On the inside, a riveting clutter of riotous machines with gears made from scrap metal spinning, colliding, and clattering. Le Cyclop is a museum of Tinguelys mechanical universe and a monument of contemporary art. Accessed 31.05.2007 from www.art-public.com/cyclop/cyclop_g.htm