International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008


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Monaco

Monaco at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

The Principality of Monaco, water and international cooperation. This is the message it intends to convey. A message that the Monegasque rock has put into practice with many countries. The marquee, the work of architect Christian Curau, is accessed by means of a wooden pontoon. At the same time, a large image of the small Mediterranean country welcomes the visitor. Immersion in an urban environment. Two projectors present the collaboration with Tunisia, Morocco and Niger in images, while a whisper accompanies the visitor in the background. An ellipse imitating a shell occupies the centre of a room that gives way to the Vaulabelle cave. At the exit, on the doors, a canvas with printed words and drawings runs along the entire façade. Thierry Foumier's interactive video installation 'Open source' is worth mentioning. It consists of a thin, translucent, elliptical stack in front of which there is a touch panel that allows visitors to write words or draw pictures by hand as if on a fogged mirror, which are then projected onto the surface of the stack. Open source' creates an exchange of messages around the water, which will also become a testimony to the diversity of languages of its visitors, like a watchtower.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008