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hundreds of emergency blankets gently sway to a SpY choreography in chengdu, china

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spy unveils kinetic blankets installation in chengdu

 

Expanding his increasingly spectacular body of large-scale artworks and interventions, Spanish artist SpY lands in Chengdu, China, with his latest kinetic installation dubbed Blankets. Currently on view at the main hall of the Times Art Museum, the project employs real-life elements to work with movement, light, and sound in unique ways. In this case, the artist gathered hundreds of emergency blankets to move to an ongoing choreography. Glinting and gently swaying against an all-white backdrop, this shifting dynamic generates varying undulation patterns across the piece, as well as a solemn sound field evoking a distant ocean.

hundreds of emergency blankets gently sway to a SpY choreography in chengdu, china
all images courtesy SpY

 

 

a shifting choreography at times art museum

 

In line with some of SpY’s most celebrated projects, Blankets transforms real-life and emotionally-charged objects as sculptural elements. The artist drastically reframes these objects –often loaded with symbolic connotations– to subvert expectations and meanings. This subversion materializes here as a fluid visual experience in which the artwork never looks the same. Indeed, beyond its shifting shape powered by a solemn choreography, the scale of the piece invites visitors to view it from contrasting perspectives, from which either the golden or silver sides of the blankets are visible. This monumental installation displayed at the Times Art Museum in Chengdu, China, is part of the exhibition titled 瞬息涌现 A Momentary Spring

hundreds of emergency blankets gently sway to a SpY choreography in chengdu, china
Blankets installation on view at Times Art Museum in Chengdu

hundreds of emergency blankets gently sway to a SpY choreography in chengdu, china
gathering hundreds of emergency blankets

hundreds of emergency blankets gently sway to a SpY choreography in chengdu, china
making use of real-life objects as sculptural elements

hundreds of emergency blankets gently sway to a SpY choreography in chengdu, china
a monumental, shimmering experience offering different ‘vantage points’

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hundreds of emergency blankets gently sway to a SpY choreography in chengdu, china
golden or silver sides of the emergency blankets are visible throughout the choreography

hundreds of emergency blankets gently sway to a SpY choreography in chengdu, china
Blankets by SpY is part of the exhibition titled: 瞬息涌现 A Momentary Spring

 

 

project info:

 

name: Blankets

location: Times Art Museum, Chengdu, China

artist: SpY@spyurbanart 

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