Carpet as artwork in Australia
An Australian contemporary artist has created a work of art which incorporates the unusual component of flooring tiles.
The carpet tiles are arranged in a platform style to allow artist Pipilotti Rist’s work to be seen from the optimum angle.
The artwork is currently on display in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, where visitors to the gallery can recline on the carpet tiles to view the artist’s work.
From the floor visitors will see projections of light and colour across the walls and ceiling of the Melbourne museum so the work itself covers all four walls, the ceiling and the floor.
It is not unusual for flooring to be used as a base for unconventional artworks, and many of these pieces are entirely based on the floor.
The carpet tiles which are used are manufactured by Desso, an international producer of commercial carpets which is known for its creativity and functionality.
The creativity and design aspect means that the manufacturer was an ideal choice to use as part of the art work and the functionality is necessary within the busy museum setting.