Italy’s Lake Iseo, northeast of Milan, is being reimagined by Bulgarian-born artist Christo, in an installation called The Floating Piers.
One hundred thousand square meters of fabric covers a modular floating dock of plastic cubes, allowing visitors to walk on the water. The three-kilometre walkway joins mainland Sulzano to the islands of Monte Isola and San Paolo, normally only accessible by boat.
Christo, installation artist: “Our project is all about joy and beauty. Absolutely, totally useless, unnecessary. Nobody needs them except myself, Jeanne-Claude (his deceased wife), and some friends, and this is why they have this irrational, absolutely inexplicable freedom that exists, because it is … what is it? It is not propaganda, it is not messages, not anything, it is only a feeling. See it, feel it, move it – have all the senses.”