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Breathtaking SolarSonic Installation Inspired by Future of Space Exploration in Taiwan

Posted By Helen Morgan On May 28, 2012 @ 9:30 am In Art,Design,Gallery | No Comments

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King’s latest magnificent design is just one in a series of chromatic sculptures designed to incorporate the sun [1], a body of work which evokes Sir Arthur C. Clark’s [2] science fiction tale “Wind from the Sun” in which a spacecraft was propelled by sunlight.

The sculpture consists of holographic light-defractive glass lenses suspended together using 20 horizontal cables and positioned to face the southern meridian of the sun for nighttime illumination. The colossal structure resembles part of a Chinese Dragon kite and is anchored at either end. Take a look at the video of the artwork [3] by Julian King, along with photos of its construction.

+ In Secret Agreement [4]

+ Ray King [5]

Via Kuriositas [6]

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[1] incorporate the sun: http://inhabitat.com/6-brilliant-solar-powered-art-projects-to-brighten-your-day/

[2] Sir Arthur C. Clark’s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke

[3] the video of the artwork: https://vimeo.com/25846389

[4] + In Secret Agreement: http://insecretagreement.com/SOLARSONIC

[5] + Ray King: http://www.raykingstudio.com/

[6] Kuriositas: http://www.kuriositas.com/2012/05/solarsonic.html

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