11 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Time7.00pm – 7.00am
Nebulous is a towering kinetic sculpture inspired by imaginations of the earth as seen from the moon – a living jewel floating in space, a throbbing jellyfish or a cell dividing!
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!
When brought to life, in a slowly throbbing, living cycle, the globe expands into a much larger ellipsoid, with shapes intersecting and meshing. Up close, the intricate mechanism adds to the intrigue. From a distance, the mechanism recedes, leaving a layered, pulsing sphere transforming into an ellipsoid and back again in an endless, effortless cycle.
Image: © Alex Sanson
Alex Sanson (also known as Metaform) has been working as a sculptor and designer for over 20 years, with a focus on architectural, interactive, kinetic or simply playful works. Building both small-scale pieces and large installations, his work has been shown in many galleries and featured at numerous festivals and outdoor events, including WOMAD, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Earthdance and Rainbow Serpent.