What is Vortex-X?
It is an association led by a collective of artists, who creates monumental and ephemeral artworks with an ultimate industrial waste. We put artistic creation at the heart of environmental preservation issues. We transform and enhance the spaces that welcome us. We put back in vibrationre obsolete materials to minimize our impact on the environment.
Date of birth of Vortex-X Early january 2015
DMC industrial wasteland in Mulhouse. DMC (DOLLFUS-MIEG & Compagnie) is an old textile factory from the 18th century, and now an international manufacturer of yarns. DMC’s motto is so close to ours “From a single thread, a work of art is born”. Our material is non-woven (ultimate waste) and comes in the form of long white strips.
• Expressing our art using salvaged materials. What is waste for one is raw material for the other.
• Transform space to provoke questioning on one of the fundamental issues facing humans today :
that of everyone’s commitment to preserving the environment.
• To act as a bridge between respect for the environment and public awareness.
• Initiate participatory projects.
• Each line stretched in space allows the connection to the person.
Festivals, street arts, scenographies, installations, performances, activism…
Develop creations with other materials (always waste), as we started in 2021, with the creation of a plastic bottle tornado. Make a tour of France in rural areas to raise awareness among people outside the cities. Cross the boarders.
Why the name « Vortex-X ? »
The first installation in the DMC wasteland building was in a stairwell. Although we are stretching straight
lines, seen from above, a vortex appeared, with curves.
Members of the association
The constructions often require an in situ location, the attachment points are determined upstream.They can be directly on buildings, on masts, scaffolding or containers and sometimes a 3D modeling is necessary, this is carried out by XBIM – Strasbourg.
Depending on the duration of the installation, resistance to climatic conditions is studied,a maintenance may be necessary, Vortex-X works being ephemeral by nature.
When we work in public space, the provision of Cherry picker is essential for working at height.
Often we work with volunteers from each location where we install. Generally, the city calls for volunteers explaining our environmental approach.
During disassembly, the non-woven strips are kept and reused in another form – making dreamcatchers, for example or any other uses.
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