david černý's 'metalmorphosis' sculpture in north carolina
david černý's 'metalmorphosis' sculpture in north carolina
oct 26, 2011

david černý's 'metalmorphosis' sculpture in north carolina

‘metalmorphosis’ by czech sculptor david černý is a 7.6 m tall sculpture located in front of the whitehall corporate center in charlotte, north carolina, USA. the artist’s first permanent public installation in the united states, the piece consists of multiple plates that rotate intermittently to create a three-dimensional human head that dispenses water from its mouth into a large fountain base. the construction of the sculpture utilized approximately 14 tons of stainless steel and features a custom-written program that controls the embedded motors within the structure. continuously changing in its orientation, the layers that make up the head are controlled via the internet by černý. a theme which the artist has been exploring with his work, the piece incorporates mechanical engineering and computers into the holistic make up of the design. a 24 hour live streaming video feed of the sculpture can be viewed here.

david černý's 'metalmorphosis' sculpture in north carolina
dissected state
image © RFL photography (also main image)

david černý's 'metalmorphosis' sculpture in north carolina
during the official unveiling of ‘metalmorphosis’
image © metalmorphosis

david černý's 'metalmorphosis' sculpture in north carolina
image © metalmorphosis

david černý's 'metalmorphosis' sculpture in north carolina
image © metalmorphosis

david černý's 'metalmorphosis' sculpture in north carolina
at night
image © RFL photography



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  • wow

    dbkii says:
  • Gross—
    what a perfect waste of perfectly good stainless steel

    wwwillem says:
  • la tete qui pis

    nicey says:
  • u’re right wwwillem, they should have done more guns & canons with all that steel.

    man, i pity u it must not be easy everyday being u.

    buzzoff says:
  • to wwwillem : this is art ( out of reach of your brain !)

    PAOLO says:

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