14 October 2010

Shoal by Troika





"Shoal" es la nueva instalación pública creada por Troika, la obra combina escultura con arquitectura y tecnología. Se extiende a través de un pasillo de 50 metros de largo, con 467 objetos muy parecidos a los peces envueltos en colores iridiscentes. Suspendido del techo giran rítmicamente alrededor de su propio eje para mostrar los movimientos y la interdependencia típica de los bandos de peces en el mar. La obra se pone en funcionamiento cambiando la sensación espacial del pasillo para guiar al espectador por un camino infinto hacía lago Ontario. Ver vídeo dentro del post;

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Troika's public artwork "Shoal" combines sculpture with architecture and technology. Spanning across a 50 meter long corridor, 467 fish-like objects wrapped in iridescent colours and suspended from the ceiling rotate rhythmically around their own axis to display the movements and interdependency typical to shoal of fish.
The ceiling architecture is set in motion and appears liquified changing the spatial experience of the corridor while opening up the surrounding architecture infinitely towards Lake Ontario.
Shoal was curated by PAM (Karen Mills and Justin Ridgeway) and commissioned by TEDCO as a permanent installation for the Corus building located at Toronto’s Waterfront, Queens Quay East.