Bêtes de Mode by Helmo12.30.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: A. Salem Jones
Tags: Betes de Mode, HELMO, Lafayette Galleries, Paris
For this series titled “Bêtes de mode” (Fashion Animals) by HELMO, blue portraits and red animal portraits are superimposed then and displayed in the windows of the Lafayette Galleries on Hausmann Boulevard. A system of colored gels colored blue and red on the panes makes it possible to see the portrait mode sometimes, and sometimes the animal portrait. For this installation, the optical system of the gelatines of color was replaced by projection lights, – red and blue. The images are fairly large in scale (5×8 meters).