PROPOSAL VERSION 1.0
install a dynamic-colored light-driven suspended organic sculpture that explores
the aesthetics of organic form and light interplay, and that spatially engages
the exterior site of Sculpture Square.
construction of this sculpture requires the use of industrial quality light
cables that are available in almost 30 different single and multi-colors and
tones. The light-cables are encased in a translucent light-weight rubbery
plastic encasing which are flexible to curvilinear distortions and
manipulations. The lights in a cable can be static, or running at variable
velocity. A dynamic control panel unit is available to control each light-cable.
light-cable is manufactured to last 35,000 continuous hours, and this is
sufficient for almost 1500 continuous days of use, and is sufficient for museum
use over time. The light-cable can be replenished. The light-cable is
constructed for both indoor and outdoor use.
artist will study both academically and experientially the spatial aesthetics of
organic forms, and the interplay of light intensity, color, and dynamics.
artist builds a model of the site at Sculpture Square. Using metal wire, he
assembles a small prototype sample of the sculpture, and places the prototype to
establish the spatial relations of the site. The artist derives the form from
the study of micro-organic forms, and will allow his artistic interpretation to
add color, and to enhance the aesthetics of that form. The artist may use a
laser model scanning machines to scan the form, and calculate the volume and
length of the cables involved. The artist may use a 3-dimensional software to
detail the sculptural form. The artist will color the prototype and account for
the length of light cable according to scale and establish the colors of light
cable required. He will enlist a contractor to construct the metal strip-wielded
skeletal frame. The artist will design the frame so that it can divided into a
number of smaller modular units for ease of transportation and storage. The
skeletal modular units will be malleable by applied hand strength, welded
individually, light-weight, and no more than 2 cm in width. The light-cables
will be secured to the skeletal frame by the use of white cable-ties. All frame
and light-cable constructions will be tested in the contractor’s workspace
before installation at the site of Sculpture Square.
the day, the sculpture will be observed as a three-dimensional formation of
light-cable on white painted frame. From a distance, the sculpture is white and
derives its volume from the formation. When dusk arrives, the lights are turned
on, and the white sculpture transforms into a luminescent light sculpture in
space. The lights are turned off when dawn resumes. Power to the sculpture is
delivered by cables that stem from power-points at Sculpture Square. The power
required is modest.
sculpture can be relocated into another venue. The light-speed for the various
cables can be altered. The sculpture is rain-proof.
artist enlists a photographer to document the project in large format prints, to
archive the project in high-resolution digital photographic and video prints.
The artist will work with Sculpture Square to produce a simple catalogue.
project requires a commitment of 6 months.
Square obtains NAC exhibition grant, and corporate sponsorship, for both
construction of the work and the production of the catalogue.
10 Singapore dollars per meter.
36 Singapore dollars per unit.
sculpture can be sold to the private corporate and government authorities for
public display. Studies, drawings, computer prints, and models of the forms of
the sculpture, and the processes leading to the creation of the sculpture, can
be framed as works and sold for both documentation and revenue.