Tomorrow, June 18 and for sixteen days, through July 3, The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo will open to the public. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water.
Visitors can experience this work of art by walking on this 3-kilometer-long walkway connecting Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo. The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude conceived The Floating Piers project in the 70s, they changed the concept of “public art” by creating temporary works that are truly transitory by design. “Like all of our projects, The Floating Piers is absolutely free and accessible 24 hours a day, weather permitting,” said Christo. “There are no tickets, no openings, no reservations and no owners. The Floating Piers are an extension of the street and belong to everyone.”
Lake Iseo is located 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice. The lake was selected by Christo for its landlscape as it was considered to be the most inspiring location.
“Those who experience The Floating Piers will feel like they are walking on water – or perhaps the back of a whale,” said Christo. “The light and water will transform the bright yellow fabric to shades of red and gold throughout the sixteen days.”
For more information on how to reach the site, public transport, parking places visit the official website of the event: http://www.pontegalleggiantelagoiseo.com/index.html
NOS Relocation Team