n. pl. cor·po·ra (-pr-)
1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
2. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
3. The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
//Reviews of art. Art and language. Art and the body.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Interview with Conrad Shawcross about The Optic Cloak
20/09/16 Interview: Conrad Shawcross The Optic Cloak, Greenwich Peninsula
His largest scale project to date, The Optic Cloak is
an architectural intervention, commissioned by Knight Dragon, in which the sculptor
Conrad Shawcross has created a 49-metre-tall aluminium cladding for a flue
stack, 20 metres wide and 3 metres deep, standing on the roadside on the
Greenwich Peninsula. Making use of the Moiré Effect, Shawcross has tessellated
together triangular panels, creating a disrupted surface, which allows light
through, causing a flux, or undulation, as if the ‘cloak’ were moving. During
the evening, the tower will be lit from within, continually redefining the
shape of the structure and its surroundings. Inspirations come from such
spheres as maritime camouflage, cubism and op art. The Optic Cloak has been
designed in collaboration with the architectural practice CF Møller Architects.