Cécile Pitois

The Dancer And her Light Rays


The Dancer And her Light Rays pays tribute both to the women of the district and female and femi- nist historical gures. It takes the form of a column on which stands a oating, 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 dif- ferent 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 develop- ment of social bonds, with the light from the prisms involving local residents in a ritual of exchange.