SOLAR ECHO (2014)
La Lune: Energy Producing Art
Long Reef Headland
SOLAR ECHO focuses attention on the subtle changes that surround us in nature – things we may not initially notice or sometimes quickly forget. We often take the weather for granted until a violent storm or a heatwave reminds us of our own vulnerability and the risks our planet faces from climate change. This artwork attempts to extend our awareness of everyday phenomena by recording changes in the intensity of sunlight during the day. Sixteen luminous spheres arranged in grid formation replay these light recordings in the evening.
Located at the top of Long Reef Headland with a panoramic view of the ocean, SOLAR ECHO sits like a mythical siren warning of the need to pay attention to the environment and our impact on it.
CREDITS: Margaret Seymour - concept and design, Dr Andrew Burrell - interactive programming.
Link to La Lune: Energy Producing Art catalogue.