Client: Torpedo Factory Art Center
Location: Alexandria, VA, United States
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $40,000
John Fee, Blacksmith
Alison Sigethy, LLC
Suspended Animation is a set of five kinetic interactive sculptures, and accompanying light projections, surrounding a large smokestack in a historic art center.
The goals of this project were to create a fun interactive piece that would attract viewers attention form the stairs in the center of the building, brighten a dark area of the building, make seating around the smokestack more appealing, and contribute to wayfinding.
This installation has been incredibly popular with visitors and tenants alike. Not only did Suspended Animation achieve all the stated project goals, it made an upper floor more desirable for party rentals which increased revenue for the organization.