SpY cages huge luminous red sphere within scaffolding structure in madrid

SpY cages huge luminous red sphere within scaffolding structure in madrid

a caged illuminated sphere decorates madrid

 

settling within plaza de colón in madrid, ‘tierra’ by urban artist SpY presents an artistic project made up of a luminous red sphere caged inside a cube-shaped structure. the two elements form a large construction that stands almost 25 meters tall, providing a powerful visual statement accompanied by a bright red light that emanates from inside the sphere and catches passers-by’s attention. 

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all images courtesy of ruben pbescos + youarepeople

 

the meaning behind ‘tierra’

 

in ‘tierra’, SpY used the type of scaffolding that is normally used on building sites in order to form the tall installation. inside this structure, a large luminous sphere casts bright red light on its surroundings, while also transmitting heat. with this project, the artist asks the public to reflect on the fact that our world is a whole entity in which we are part of, and where everything is connected as if it were a living creature.

 

specifically, the piece serves as a comment on destructive human activity and its contribution to the current climatic  crisis.‘unfortunately, this rapid change has created an impact which could become irreversible,’ shares SpY. ‘we need to propose dialogue and actions that will contribute to improved collective awareness through a value system which can turn this situation around. the challenge we all face is to take small individual steps to improve and contribute to our sense of shared responsibility.’ through this artistic offering, the madrid-based creative invites the audience to observe and enjoy this urban installation, where visitors will be surprised by the scale and the contrasting light set against the city background.

 

 

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SpY cages huge luminous red sphere within scaffolding structure in madrid
 
SpY cages huge luminous red sphere within scaffolding structure in madrid
 
SpY cages huge luminous red sphere within scaffolding structure in madrid
 

project info:

 

name: tierra
artist: SpY
curator: anna dimitrova – nobuloart
production: antidoto
agency: tango
with the collaboration of: mini
photography: ruben pbescos + youarepeople

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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