gerry judah sends mazda race cars to the sky at the goodwood festival of speed

gerry judah sends mazda race cars to the sky at the goodwood festival of speed


gerry judah soars mazda racers to the sky at the goodwood festival of speed
image courtesy of mazda

 

 

 

informed by the style of mazda‘s ‘KODO – soul of motion‘ design direction, london-based artist gerry judah has realized a monumental 40-meter high sculpture for the 2015 goodwood festival of speed. directly in front of goodwood house, two mazda racers spear into the sky on a twisting track of steel beams, towering above visitors attending the international sporting event. the pair of vehicles include the le mans-winning mazda 787B, a homage to the automobile maker’s racing heritage, and the LM55 vision gran turismo car, created for the gran turismo 6 playstation racing simulation game.

goodwood gerry judah mazda sculpture
two mazda racers spear into the sky on a twisting track of steel beams
image courtesy of mazda

 

 

 

‘when we first started talking about the central feature at goodwood, we wanted it to exemplify the brand through our kodo design philosophy,said mazda executive officer and general manager design division ikuo maeda. ‘gerry has faithfully expressed our brand in a striking and beautiful structure that is clearly kodo. there is a lightness and strength to the sculpture, yet it gives the cars movement and energy.’

goodwood gerry judah mazda sculpture
one virtual and one historic mazda are included in the sculpture 
image  courtesy of mazda

 

 

 

418 white, solid steel bars are piled into a tower that twists and turns as it rises towards the sky. the criss-crossing layers intertwine as a fluid, simple, yet strong coil, which lead viewers’ eye to the mazda racing cars at the very top. together, the bars amass to 120 tonnes, their foundation goes down 3 meters in to the earth, and if they were laid end to end they would stretch a distance of more than 1 mile long.

goodwood gerry judah mazda sculpture
the track includes 418 white, solid steel bars
image courtesy of mazda

goodwood gerry judah mazda sculpture
the twisting beams soar into the air, holding the two mazda’s at their crown
image courtesy of mazda

goodwood gerry judah mazda sculpture
it the beams were laid end to end, they would stretch a distance of more than 1 mile long
image courtesy of mazda

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photography by nicole hains and adam beresford / courtesy of the goodwood festival of speed

gerry judah sends mazda racers to the sky at the goodwood festival of speed
photography by nicole hains and adam beresford / courtesy of the goodwood festival of speed

gerry judah sends mazda racers to the sky at the goodwood festival of speed
photography by nicole hains and adam beresford / courtesy of the goodwood festival of speed

  • Stunning, well executed and beautiful.

    m-flo
    Aug 08, 2015
  • Way cool.

    Adam Brocklehurst
    Jul 05, 2015
  • Fantastic.

    Ron Smith
    Jun 30, 2015

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