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20 large discs move hypnotically against a red-lit backdrop in SpY's latest kinetic artwork

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spy reveals his dream-like and kinetic ‘eclypses’ installation 

 

Public and urban artist SpY introduces ‘Eclypses’, his latest site-specific, kinetic sculpture conceived for an unused industrial space at the Weapons Factory of La Vega in Oviedo, Spain. Built on the occasion of LINK Fest 2022, the installation is composed of twenty large discs moving in a slow choreography, incorporating light patterns and an accompanying soundscape. Visitors can navigate around and across the living artwork, actively engaging in a unique, multidimensional experience of hypnotic and immersive qualities, marked by the piece’s scale within the warehouse’s imposing space.

20 large discs move hypnotically against a red-lit backdrop in SpY's latest kinetic artwork

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entering a contemplative and sculptural dimension 

 

Known for appropriating urban elements through transformation or replication and his overall unique commentary on urban reality, the Spanish artist — who dominated the streets of Madrid since the mid-eighties — explains that his latest work is embued with more poetic and meditative layers. ‘‘Eclypses’ presents a more sculptural and contemplative dimension, in which elements such as the changing daylight and an emphasized presence of the architectural setting come into play.’

 

The kinetic sculpture was part of LINK Fest 2022, ‘Circuit of Unusual Cultural Experiences,’ which ran from August 26 to 28, 2022. Visitors were welcomed into an immersive black and red scenography set against an industrial backdrop. Walking across the installation, they witnessed each circle flowing up and down, moving almost hypnotically to a dream-like soundscape composed by Hector Sandoval.

20 large discs move hypnotically against a red-lit backdrop in SpY's latest kinetic artwork

‘Eclypses’ by SpY is a large-scale kinetic sculpture presented during LINK Fest 2022

20 large discs move hypnotically against a red-lit backdrop in SpY's latest kinetic artwork

20 large discs moving in a slow choreography

20 large discs move hypnotically against a red-lit backdrop in SpY's latest kinetic artwork

the installation is enlivened by light patterns and an accompanying soundscape

 

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20 large discs move hypnotically against a red-lit backdrop in SpY's latest kinetic artwork

‘Eclypses’ took place in an unused, industrial space at the Weapons Factory of La Vega in Oviedo

20 large discs move hypnotically against a red-lit backdrop in SpY's latest kinetic artwork

boasting hypnotic arrangements from different angles 

 

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