Beth Arnold, Keep in Time, 2016.
Test Sites commissioned project, City of Melbourne, timber, steel, kinetic element, string, dimensions variable.
Date: 5th September 2016.
Location: Footpath outside 288 Exhibition Street.
All photos by Christo Crocker.
"Through this project I am interested in creating an artwork that sits playfully amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. 'Keep in time' is a performative sculpture activated through movement. Comprising of three structures, each with a tensioned arch, the sculptures start to bob up and down whenever movement is detected, such as a pedestrian walking by or a car and tram passing. Similar to the constant ‘bobbing’ style of early Walt Disney cartoons, the sculptures perform with a wobble and visual rhythm. This movement is achieved by the timber arch moving in and out of distortion. In this sense the sculpture is active and responsive to it's environment. I aim to reflect the city’s humming rhythm and flow in a playful and humorous way." - Beth Arnold 2016