Posts tagged as 'Wolfgang Buttress'

Fri 4.12.

Lucent light sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.12.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Lucent light sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress

Lucent light sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress

Lucent is a 4 meter-diameter hemisphere perforated with 3,115 holes representing stars visible with the naked eye from Earth’s Northern hemisphere. Fiber-optic cables emerge from each point, emitting a glowing ambient light. Affixed to these points are hand-blown glass orbs that diffuse the light. These points are triangulated, creating delicate stainless steel filigree. The Southern hemisphere is suggested in the ceiling reflection and a sense of infinity is implied by a double reflection set-up between the reflecting pool bellow and mirrored polished steel above. (text by Wolfgang Buttress)

 

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Mon 17.8.

UK Pavilion by Wolfgang Buttress (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.08.2015 - Tagged as: ,

UK Pavilion by Wolfgang Buttress, photo: courtesy of UKTI

UK Pavilion by Wolfgang Buttress, photo: courtesy of UKTI

The 2015 Milan Expo brings together 145 participating nations under the theme “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life” from May – October 2015. The UK Pavilion highlights the decline of the world’s bee population focussing attention on the importance of pollination for food production. Visitors meander through an orchard, discover a wildflower meadow and enter ‘the Hive’, a sculpture which glows and hums, simulating conditions in a real beehive. The Pavilion reinterprets apiarian ecology as an immersive multisensory experience – a beautiful and profound encounter – leaving visitors with a lasting flavour of the British landscape.

 

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