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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
This SolarSonic awning in Taiwan is a mindblowing installation made up of 14 discs suspended in a 100 meter-long series. Hanging within the Taoyuan Airport's International Departure terminal's exterior glass canopy, the structure by sculptor Ray King was inspired by the ancient Chinese Bi - neolithic jade discs used to meditate on transcending to the heavens. The sculptural series was designed as a symbol of Taiwan's high-tech future, while also paying homage to a rich cultural heritage, including modern aeronautics and space travel.
King’s latest magnificent design is just one in a series of chromatic sculptures designed to incorporate the sun , a body of work which evokes Sir Arthur C. Clark’s  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  by Julian King, along with photos of its construction.
+ Ray King 
Via Kuriositas 
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 incorporate the sun: http://inhabitat.com/6-brilliant-solar-powered-art-projects-to-brighten-your-day/
 Sir Arthur C. Clark’s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke
 the video of the artwork: https://vimeo.com/25846389
 + In Secret Agreement: http://insecretagreement.com/SOLARSONIC
 + Ray King: http://www.raykingstudio.com/
 Kuriositas: http://www.kuriositas.com/2012/05/solarsonic.html
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