Local Motion is a permanent sculpture, commissioned by Wigan Council that creates a public space and 'makes an entrance' to the Leigh Sports Village Stadium. Two undulating benches flank the plaza in front of the football stadium. The shape of each bench was created by tracking the trajectory of the knee and ankle of a member of the girl's football team running toward the stadium. Their motion is recreated every time a visitor passes between the benches. Media: Black powder-coated steel structure and benches with bespoke LED display. Dimensions: 30' x 30' x 2' high.
The objective was to transform an under-loved empty space in front of the stadium into a public space and meeting place for local and visiting fans. The artwork was conceived as a part of a long term strategy that included the planting of adjacent trees to shade the benches and further frame the public space.
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