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Quentin Carnaille

Apesanteur II

Quentin Carnaille

Apesanteur II

‘Apesanteur’ (which can be translated as ‘Zero Gravity’) is a sculpture that levitates like a star or planet.
Its levitating disk, made of thousands of tiny centennial mechanical watch components, floats like a satellite in orbit, freed from the shackles of earth’s pull. Detached from the weight that ballasts the lightness of men, the disk twirls in perpetual rotation like a dervish in space.
Apesanteur II is a imited edition of 48 pieces, presented in exclusivity at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

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13‘500 CHF

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Apesanteur II

‘Apesanteur’ is an invisible link between astronomy and mechanical watchmaking. A sculpture that sends us back to the origins of measuring time: astronomy.

 What is more fascinating than observing the stars? Astronomy led us, a few millenaries ago, to one of the most fabulous inventions of mankind: the notion of time. Unlike the mastering of fire or the invention of the wheel, time is not palpable as it is a mental fabrication. Yet, it is just as decisive in the evolution of mankind.

The Creator

QUENTIN CARNAILLE

Born in 1984 in Roubaix, Quentin Carnaille quickly made a name for himself on the art scene in northern France.

A former architecture student, Carnaille has always been fascinated by objects and the way they function. His earliest works were influenced by clockwork mechanisms, which he diverted from their primary use to create jewellery and accessories, before moving on to make sculptures and larger works with the same aesthetic and inspiration.

Carnaille’s work gravitates around thoughts on the contemporary and the futuristic, subjects which he naturally approached as a development of his interest in the past and origins of mankind.

Born in 1984 in Roubaix, Quentin Carnaille quickly made a name for himself on the art scene in northern France.

A former architecture student, Carnaille has always been fascinated by objects and the way they function. His earliest works were influenced by clockwork mechanisms, which he diverted from their primary use to create jewellery and accessories, before moving on to make sculptures and larger works with the same aesthetic and inspiration.

Carnaille’s work gravitates around thoughts on the contemporary and the futuristic, subjects which he naturally approached as a development of his interest in the past and origins of mankind.

Specifications

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EDITION

Limited edition of 48 pieces, presented in exclusivity at the M.A.D.Gallery.
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DIMENSIONS

Wooden base: 36.5 x 28 x 12 cm
Sculpture levitating on the base: 13 cm in diameter by 2 cm thick
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MATERIALS

Wood, electromagnet, magnets, timepiece mechanisms
Run on electricity 220V (110V on demand only)
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WEIGHT

5,5 kg
Quentin Carnaille

Apesanteur II

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