Wednesday 26 September 2018
On September 18, 2018, the latest Skynet artwork by Patrick Shearn and his Poetic Kinetics team debuted in Portugal. “School of Breeze” is the artist’s first installation on the Iberian Peninsula.
Shearn is world renowned for his striking, larger-than-life, moving sculptures, called Skynets.
"School of Breeze” is the latest kinetic art installation of this series, designed to evoke the movements of nature, such as the fish shoals of the Atlantic Ocean.
Inspired by Portugal's connection to the sea, Shearn developed the site specific work for Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet where the artwork provides an unprecedented experience of originality and contemporary art innovation to visitors.
Spanning 171 meters in length and suspended from 3.5 meters to 15 meters high, the Skynet is also the largest of the artist’s series of kinetic sculptures to be exhibited in Europe.
Harnessing available wind, the artwork transforms into a unique ballet of kaleidoscopic reflections, offering a unique sensory experience to those who visit the center.
“School of Breeze” is comprised of approximately 3100 linear meters of rope and approximately 50,000 holographic Mylar streamers, which refract a stunning full spectrum of color.
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