Montage of an interactive waterfall parallel to the shore, opening when someone is passing by (image by Matthias Schmitt).

Paris “intra muros” is one of the most dense city in the world. Its borders use to evolve threw the age, but remain the same since 1860, to be now represented by the “périphérique” motorway. Parisians almost never cross it, and therefore create a very strong psychological border. How to break this psychological border?

Along the canal de l’Ourq, which flow through Paris and the northern suburb Saint Ouen, Rain-bows transforms each bridges into an interactive waterfall (including the ring motorway bridge). By a light and playful intervention in the urban landscape, the Rain-bows plays down the importance of the borders by multiplying and magnifying it.

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