The Cube Universe - Le Grand Bleu

multidisciplinary art project
The Cube Universe as a Paradox:

  Seeing the world from another perspective -·is there another side of the world?
  How many sides the planet has – can you keep the problems on the other side?
  Looking at the universe from a different perspective -seeing the problems in a different way.
  Having the world in your hands, can you responsibly turn it?
  Interacting with the world –acting in harmony.
  Understanding that we have to be one with the world.
  Around the 5th century BC, the Greek philosophers realized that the shape of the Earth is a sphere.
  In 16th century, Nicolaus Copernicus formulated a model of the universe, stipulating that the Earth is not the centre of the universe.
  The planet is round and we are not the centre of the world.

The Cube Universe

First interactive installation

Presented at PAPER BIENNIAL: TRANSITION at MUSEUM RIJSWIJK, The Netherlands, 2022

For many years Valentin Bakardjiev is working on his project Le Grand Bleu. He applies ancient craft techniques taking them to a fine art level. He applies the Shibori technique with Indigo and ink on different papers, such as washi, calligraphy, recycled and even pieces that are 300-years old handmade Japanese papers. Placing many layers of semi-transparent paper exploring the possibility of creating the deepest blue colour as symbol of endless sky and deepest ocean.

The Cube Universe is the first interactive installation that he developed under this research. He wants to give the viewers chance to feel that they can have the universe in their hands and to see the problems around us in different perspectives. Having The Cube Universe literally in your hands is to understand the responsibility acting as a small individual is important to influence the future.

- Diana Wind

art bakard