Momentum – with United Visual Artists
|commissioned by: Barbican Centre
installation: The Curve – Barbican Centre, U.K.13 February 2014 – 1 June 2014
collaborators: concept and design – United Visual Artists
musical direction: Mira Calix/ UVA
sound designer: Dan Stowell
United Visual Artists ‘s Momentum is a carefully choreographed sequence of light, sound and movement, which responds to the unique space of the Curve.
Momentum consists of twelve pendulums that activate light and sound as they swing, drawing attention to the Curve’s vast arc, inviting you to journey through the space guided by your heightened senses. Each pendulum has been meticulously designed and built using steel, aluminium, and custom electronics. The sound is individual to each pendulum, prepared and tuned to seamlessly resonate as they move within the Curve.
Momentum creates an environment that has its foundations in detailed research, sophisticated computer technology and mechanical expertise. Yet, the effect is to create a space that feels wondrously transformed, one which you are invited to experience and explore.