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Cascadence, Tower 1, 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.

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

In association with:

Caroline Comino, architect

Box & Dice, sculptural elements

Andrew Crick, industrial designer

Machineability, motors

Richard Green, engineer

Tilt, mechanical engineers

Michael Nicholson, photography

Client: Baker McKenzie

Click the following to view videos of this kinetic installation:

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

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