Climate change: Weather-adapting artwork

03 : 11 : 2013 Architecture : Sublime Spaces : Kinetic

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Applying the experience of weather into his kinetic sculpture, artist John Grade has designed an indoor piece of art that responds – in real time – to the current outdoor weather conditions.

The Capacitor sculpture, installed at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, receives data from the roof of the Kohler Arts Center to function. It acts according to the current wind intensity and temperature, and changes its level of light and movement in response. Shifts in wind result in the sculpture either contracting or releasing, giving a visual and visceral experience of the weather, indoors.

The sculpture is a meditation on nature and our interaction with it – a current popular theme in the art world. Learn more in our Kinetic Nature design direction.

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