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Suspended Animation

Submitted by Alison Sigethy


Client: Torpedo Factory Art Center

Location: Alexandria, VA, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team

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John Fee

John Fee, Blacksmith


Alison Sigethy

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.

Additional Information

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.