Strings

Submitted by Peter Fink

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Client: Queen Mary University

Location: London, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $35,000

Project Team

Artist

Livvy Fink

Studio Fink

Artist

Peter Fink

Studio Fink

Overview

The project brief was to develop an art work that would signal the educational focus of the new university building as well act as a focus gateway to the main entrance lobby. The art works development involved a colabborative dialogue with the staff and students of the Queen Mary University department of physics and astronomy. Consequently, the art work took as its inspiration the string theory of particle physics.

Goals

The integration of the art work into the space was of outmost importance as well as ensuring its night and day time presence both as a part of the internal gallery space as well as when viewed by people walking on the street.

Process

The art work involved the glass artist Livvy Fink creating both the individual glass art works and the overall concept. The artist Peter Fink created the programatic optical fibre lighting.