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Bassin du Commerce
From May 27


“There are two flows. Two steady flows that defy gravity until they meet... and then comes the Impact.

There is balance in a simple, raw movement, playing with the natural elements, poised on the edge, embodying power and fragility.
Two white tetrahedrons emerging just above the water’s surface. About sixty meters apart. Two powerful jets of water spout intermittently from them.
Both jets come from opposite directions and their meeting creates powerful, chaotic tension. Watch the magma of water generated by the collision, a cloud that changes shape indefinitely. A constantly evolving image or shape.

It is about energy. It is about power. It is a strong yet fragile match, moving endlessly.
The confrontation creates a transient arch that vanishes as quickly as it appeared.
What is important is the waiting, standing by for moment of impact the way you anticipate a firework display, and how it disappear in the same way.”

Stéphane Thidet 

The work of art is active for 3 minutes every 15 minutes.The activation may be suspended at high tide and in case of strong wind.

Practical info



Stéphane Thidet

Bassin du Commerce
From May 27

Bassin du Commerce
76600 Le Havre

  • Visitors with physical disabilities
  • Visitors with hearing impairment
  • Visitors with mental disabilities
  • Visitors with visual impairment

7/7 from 7am to 10pm


Free access

Discovery tour

Étape 3 du Blue Tour
Étape 19 du Red Tour
Étape 3 du Green Tour


Médiateur sur place du lundi au dimanche de 10h à 18h
Hors vacances scolaires les samedi et dimanche de 10h à 18h

How to get here
- Tram: lines A and B Hôtel de Ville Stop
- Bus: line 3 Richelieu Stop
  • Rest area
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