Kinetic sculptural installation, powered by mechanical rotating movement.
Tilt was engaged by the artist to provide mechanical design assistance and guide the project team through onsite engineering considerations and lifespan analysis.
We undertook a design study to calculate the load of the sculptural components.
Review of the mechanical system and assessment of loads and lifespan was assessed to ensure the art would withstand the suspended weight loads.
Consisting of mild steel rods over a length of 7m and discs of 900mm in diameter, controlled through the use of motorised elements.
The subtle movement provides interaction within the building atrium and brightens the high traffic public space.
Taking the overall form of a droplet, the cascading network of orbs is a cadence of rotating colour. The droplet is captured the moment before it falls into the void, suspending time itself.
The installation references the gravitational forces acting upon the droplet, and ideas of weight and balance which have long been elements of artistic representations of justice.
Artwork statement by Marion Borgelt.
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