|Cécile PITOIS, La Danseuse de lumière et ses arc's (2017). Vitry-sur-Seine (France)|
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La Danseuse de lumière et ses arc's (The Dancer And her Light Rays) pays tribute both to the women of the district and female and feminist historical figures. It takes the form of a column on which stands a floating, twirling dancer. In each hand she holds a prism that projects rainbows onto the ground. The prism is replete with symbolism, and has both a metaphorical and poetic dimension. Prisms are concealed in seven different places in the area, attached to street lights. There is an accompanying story that acts as a new piece of urban mythology. The work is intended to be a place for interaction fostering the development of social bonds, with the light from the prisms involving local residents in a ritual of exchange.