Matt Clark of United Visual Artists explains how the installation he created for MINI’s Brooklyn creative workspace A/D/O, is designed to reflect human experiences of the city, in a movie produced by Dezeen for MINI.
Spirit of the City is an artwork created by Clark’s studio, United Visual Artists (UVA), for the courtyard of A/D/O – design-focussed co-working space funded by MINI.
The installation consists of a grid of sixteen rectilinear columns clad in gold-tinted mirrors, which have been programmed to rotate at different speeds at intervals throughout the day.
“They’re all individually controlled, but programmed to work in group behaviours,” Clark explains in the video, which was shot by Dezeen at A/D/O.
At points, all of the columns turn in unison, creating a multiplicity of moving reflections around visitors as they walk through the installation. In other moments the columns collectively come to a stop.
Clark, who founded UVA, says he wants the installation to mimic the feeling of being in a city. “It’s a response to the human experience of the city in quite an abstracted form,” he says.
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