Floating City – Claire Halpin/ Madeleine Hellier @ Sculpture in Context 2012

 

FLOATING CITY SCULPTURE by Claire Halpin and Madeleine Hellier

Sculpture in Context 2012 at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

6 September – 19 October 2012

 

 

 

 

FLOATING CITY

Floating City designed by the Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake provides the insiparation for this sculpture. The Metabolist architectural movement references the set of chemical reactions that happen in the cells of living organisms to sustain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. The architectural design of the city appears as a living and breathing structure situated back in a botanical setting.

This architectural movement was interested in the idea of a unit of space that could be adapted for use as a living space or working space depending on its inhabitants. The sculpture is constructed from recycled containers on glass islands – pre existing units of space created to reference the botanical structures of the surrounding plant life.

Artists: Claire Halpin and Madeleine Hellier

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