Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have designed a “floating pier” installation on Lake Iseo, northern Italy.
Running until 3 July, The Floating Piers is made out of a floating dock system of more than 200,000 polyethylene cubes, covered with 100,000m2 of bright yellow fabric.
Visitors are able to experience the installation by walking along the 3km walkway extending across the lake from Sulzano to Monte Isola and San Paolo. The fabric also continues along the streets of Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio.
“Those who experience The Floating Piers will feel like they are walking on water – or perhaps the back of a whale,” says Christo. “The light and water will transform the bright yellow fabric to shades of red and gold.”
The Floating Piers is funded through the sale of Christo’s original works of art. After the 16-day exhibition, all of its components will be removed and industrially recycled.