Wall Piercing is a four metre-diameter stainless steel ring resembling a piercing, which is grafted onto the Foundation’s structure. The ring is equipped with a refrigerant system on which the ambient humidity crystallizes, before turning into ice. The installation changes according to the seasons and the variations in the weather, providing the space with a true environmental “ID card”.
French artist Clément Borderie (1960) is a graduate of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins. His art is closely linked to the atmospheric conditions of the venue in which it is exhibited. In his hands, the weather become a creative medium. His work can be seen in various museums and galleries throughout Europe, including Paris, as well as in Shanghai and New York.