Fragile Land Rotunda: Michel Varisco
Large-scale outdoor public art installation
Popp’s Fountain in City Park
Marconi Drive and Zachary Taylor Drive
New Orleans, LA 70119
Ongoing through 2010
Fragile Land Rotunda is a large-scale outdoor installation commissioned by the Arts Council of New Orleans on behalf of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which is to remain on loan to the City of New Orleans until 2010. The site I chose, “Popp’s Fountain”, is a Works Progress site in New Orleans’ City Park that had largely been forgotten by the city’s residents and lay in total disrepair. Thirty large-scale translucent photographic scrims are woven into the existing colonnade and move with the breeze re-animating the site.