This artwork draws inspiration from renowned French contemporary artist Daniel Buren’s
Le Deux Plateux (1986). Colloquially referred to as ‘Colonnes des Buren’, the work consists of 260 marble columns laid out in a perfect grid at different heights, which encourages physical interaction between artwork and audience.
Nadia Odlum’s work Columns des Burwood is a playful homage to Buren’s famous work. Abstracted and adapted into the two-dimensional plane, this new site-specific temporary artwork echoes Buren’s ideas around spatial awareness and perception, but with new joyous energy that reflects the vibrancy of Burwood.
Columns des Burwood was commissioned by Burwood Council as part of the Streets as Shared Spaces program. The work invites audiences to play, move, and navigate their way through the Deane Street Activation.
Images courtesy Document Photography, Burwood Council and the artist.