Following our recent coverage on La Tour 13 (covered here) French artists Lek, Sowat, Legz, and Roti collaborated together on this extensive insitu installation “Minotaur” in the building’s basement.
Sowat explains in his words below the concept behind the installation:
Lek and I chose to work inside the tower’s basement. With its bad lighting, small corridors and dark atmosphere, the place looked so much like a maze that we decided to base our installation on Greek Mythology’s Minotaur.
First, we excavated various objects left in the basement by the building’s former tenants and covered them with white fluorescent paint before displaying them in key parts of the cellar. Secondly we asked Roti, to build a plaster Minotaur that we placed at the center of the maze. We then painted all pipes and hoses leading to the beast with fluorescent paint. Legz, one of the first French graffiti writer who left the streets to paint exclusively in abandoned places, then started painting his signature interlacing spaghetti’s all around the basement empty boxes. Finally, using only black light and fluorescent paint, we covered the rest of the basements with our own lines, shapes and abstract calligraphies.
View more pics of La Tour 13 here