An exploration of the phenomenon of gravity through media art and dynamic lighting design.
REELIZE.STUDIO, a rapidly emerging Media Art & Design ensemble that specialises in experiential, multi-sensory and immersive work, collaborated with Tilt to help bring to life a large-scale media monument titled ‘Gravitational Grid’ for Vivid Sydney 2022.
The work explores “the phenomenon of gravity as a governing force that binds existence throughout the universe. Through light, sound and a multi-sensory narrative, the sculpture draws us together and speculatively captures the alternative trajectories in the life cycle of stars”.
Tilt provided technical support to the artist team throughout the design and delivery process including the detailed design and supply of the structural steelwork and integration of the lighting and mirror sphere.
A conceptual design for the installation was provided by Reelize and this was translated into a detailed concept considering a range of engineering inputs and manufacturing processes.
Structural integration of the lighting occurred during detailed design and this process was informed by the artist’s technical knowledge and artistic intent.
Tilt managed the manufacturing of the structural cage and supported Reelize through installation and commissioning phases.
The 4x4m cube was designed to be a modular structure, allowing for a seamless integration of the lighting products and mirror sphere.
696 LED bars formed a grid around the large mirrored sphere, programmed to create different light shows with custom soundtracks and accompanied smoke machine.
The sculpture acts as a device that unveils the intricacy of gravity’s effect on light and its pervasive interconnection to all forms.
The work is a monument to the importance of communal experience. It brings us together again, just like gravity.
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