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Cascadence, Barangaroo

A kinetic sculpture suspended in a 3 storey atrium on levels 44-46, Tower 1, Barangaroo, Sydney

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.

Motorised by soundless mechanics, orbital forms suspended on long black rods slowly rotate in space so the droplet is constantly changing its form and colour, from black to hot pink, red, orange, yet always suspended in the moment reflecting how time governs our lives.

The installation references the gravitational forces acting upon the droplet, and ideas of weight and balance which have long been symbols of artistic representations of justice.


(Cascadence, kinetic view, click here to view full size video)

Cascadence, 2018
mild steel, stainless steel, polyurethane, acrylic, motorised elements, mirrored plinths
10.36m x 7.8m x 90cm

Credit:
Architect & Design Collaborator: Caroline Comino
Elements: Box & Dice
Motors: Machineability
Industrial Designer: Andrew Crick
Structural Engineer: Richard Green
Mechanical Engineer: TILT
Photography: Michael Nicholson
Client: Baker McKenzie
Click the followings to view more videos of this kinetic installation:

Video 1: Cascadence, 2017, kinetic view (16sec, Quicktime preview)

Video 2: Cascadence, 2017, kinetic view (50sec, Youtube hi-res)