BREATHING STAR

 

 

BREATHING STAR
Sculpture done for the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
completed in 1989

The brass belt composed of geometric shapes surrounds the opening of the respiratory centre (air-shaft) in the building's inner courtyard.
The alienated respiratory process takes place as a metamorphosis of form: the electronically controlled lifting, lowering and folding of the brass construction creates movement similar to the natural rhythms of breathing.

Breathing Star: 6 equal, wedge-shaped geometric forms
Dimensions of each wedge: 2 m x 0.70 m x 0.70 m
Materials: brass panelled refined steel construction
Power: electric motor (spindle-stroke drive)

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