To present its new High Jewelry collection, Van Cleef & Arpels commissioned Robert Wilson with the design and scenography. In his vision of the Ark, Robert Wilson imagined a sensory mise-en-scène plunged in the engulfing darkness. The constant screening of a video is reminiscent of the sea; the soft and enfolding piece of music evokes mystery; the skies darken as lightning streaks herald a storm, the Ark departs, and the ensuing respite hums like a promise of peace…
Robert Wilson creates a dreamlike travel through a timeless interpretation of Noah’s Ark.
Exhibition Concept and Design: Robert Wilson - Co-Design: Christophe Martin - Van Cleef & Arpels: Cyril Grace, Sibylle Gallardo-Jammes