bruce munro: starturn at the holburne museum
 
bruce munro: starturn at the holburne museum bruce munro: starturn at the holburne museum
jan 12, 2012

bruce munro: starturn at the holburne museum

‘starturn’ by bruce munro at the holburne museum all images by mark pickthall

on the longest night of the year, british designer bruce munro and a group of supporters rode his latest piece ‘starturn’ to raise money for help the heroes. the structure was comprised of interconnected mechanical components which were all pedal-powered. when a participant would ride the bike, armatures containing tealight candles would spin, creating light rays. covering the instrument was a geodesic dome, defining the space while keeping the riders warm. the event took place on the front yard of the holburne museum and lasted from the night fall until 4:30 am at which point £5, 500 pounds had been raised for wounded soldiers. 

located in the front yard of the museum 

tealights move through mechanical armature  

lights reflected in the dome

visitors rode the installation until 4:30 am

bruce munro riding the bike inside the dome

building process



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