Batman Avenue, Melbourne VIC 3000
Time7.00pm – 7.00am
Feel Lilliputian as you gaze on the hypnotic beauty of the giant Spherophyte ‘flower’, which blossoms before your eyes in a stunning display of the beauty and immensity of our world and the intricate connection we all share with it.
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.
With 48 moving arms like gently swishing, shimmering petals, it comes alive under lights, ‘breathing’ in an endless, effortless cycle, folding and unfolding as shapes intersect, combine and dissolve. Reflecting the extraordinary complexity of life, Spherophyte encourages awe, delight, joy and reverence, regardless of whether viewed up close or from afar.
Image: Lorena Carrington and James McArdle
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.