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Mathilde Nivet @ Burlington Arcade
26 June 2017 - 1 November 2017
To create her inspired designs, Mathilde Nivet starts with a sheet of paper, working with this everyday material to make the unending sculptural shapes and patterns that form her poetic work. The delicate results require an intense process of drawing, cutting and gluing before they are assembled and arranged. Using this method for Birds, Nivet has created 300 birds in-flight motion in two positions – their wings fully stretched or slightly bent. Each bird structure is painstakingly covered with individual paper feathers in order to re-create natural movement of birds. Their delicate sculptural designs transform the Arcade’s architecture, intruding on its static structure by bringing movement and nature inside, floating weightlessly along the Arcade.