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Pablo Reinoso’s “Knotting” sculptures in Lyon

Pablo Reinoso’s black steel sculptures that twist along the Gillet pier in Lyon, France are a whimsical combination of form and function. The ribbon-like construction creates loose loops and knots that gather through mooring rings and spiral inside alcoves. At points along the wall, the steel strips become level and angular to engage the public with riverside seating and benches. Reinoso is echoing the city’s weaving history and its location on the water by visually evoking nautical ropes and textile thread.

Completed in 2013, Nouages, also plays with the appearance of the material itself – it can look rubbery and flexible in some areas and yet secure and permanent in others. Take a look at the video which shows the installation process and the work’s successful relationship between the forms, the public and the location.