Tower of Memory

Submitted by Warren Langley

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Project

Client: Midland Redevelopment Authority

Location: Perth, United States

Completion date: 15/08/2010

Artwork budget: $300,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Trent Baker

Armature Design Support

Industry Resource

Harry Partridge

Partridge Partners

Artist

Warren Langley

Overview

A 23m high tower in perforated corten steel and light. The lighting effect which reveals a linear drawing at distance effectively “pixilates” as the viewer approaches. This visual phenomena causes each perforation to reveal a different hue to others.

Goals

The work celebrates the industrial history of the site by re-imagining the past tower/smokestack of the foundry and giving it a new visually interactive sensibility.

Process

This work is one of many collaborations between Warren Langley (artist) Trent Baker (industrial designer and director Armature Design Support) and Partridge Event Engineering (structural engineers.