La Licorne de Vassivière ("Licorne Eiffel")
Yona Friedman

Marne in bulk not dried, 324 m 

Command publique du Ministère de la culture et de la communication for the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap (owner Cnap/Fnac) in 2009 

Deposit of the architect and the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap in 2009

Born in 1923 in Budapest, Yona Friedman lives and works in Paris.

For Vassivière, Yona Friedman has created for his exhibition Etc. Balkis Island with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle presented from the 5th July to 1st December 2009, The Unicorn of Vassivière ("Unicorn Eiffel"), an ephemeral sculptures that takes up the whole area in front of the Art Center, drawn on the ground with a mineral substance (carbonate) and completely visible from the top of the lighthouse built by Aldo Rossi to dominate the island. the silhouette of the dog Balkis playing at some distance from the Unicorn was made by plannung Sarrasin wheat grains.

The reference to Incan civilization is explicit, with the imagination carried through the zoomorphic and anthropomorphic figuration surrounded by a maze of geometric shapes like those still seen in the South of the high plateaus at Naszca.


Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, Yona Friedman, Les voyages extraordinaires (le voyage à la licorne spatiale), 2009