Alex Sanson

Kinetic sculptures by Alex Sanson featured at White Night Melbourne

Art News from Australia. Published by Alex Sanson on Friday 17 March 2017.

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White Night commissioned the installation of two large kinetic sculptures by Alex Sanson for the February 2017 event in Melbourne. Spherophyte was installed on a grassy hill at Birrarung Marr with views of the Art Centre and the city while Nebulous was set between two grand buildings, the classical Royal Exhibition Building and the ultra modern Melbourne Museum in Carlton.

Inspired by flower-like shapes, Spherophyte is a kinetic sculpture of vast proportions that unfurls in a celebratory flourishing of near-constant motion. Simultaneously meditative and dynamic, euphoric and contemplative, it imparts a sense of captivating, geometric wonder.

Designed to encourage a moment of reflection and wonder in the midst of a dynamic public space, Nebulous is a colourful, intricately patterned globe mounted on a steel tower. It is formed from a three-dimensional nebulous latticework of delicate steel arms that are accentuated by thousands of oversized, glittering holographic sequins.

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