Colour Breeze #1 Gradient Wall Discs (2018.24)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Colour Breeze #1 Gradient Wall Discs

Made in

Vienna

Date

2017

Description

30 white plastic discs in four diffeent sizes hung at the tip of a spring steel strip and arranged at various heights. With RGB-LED stripes and a sensor installed behind every disc, they will be illuminated in a colour gradient, ranging from blue-green to red, when blown to.

The work was commissioned by the Crafts Council and Hull City of Culture 2017 for the exhibition States of Play.

Materials and techniques

Plastic, steel, wood

Dimensions

height:  120cm
width:  350cm
depth:  50cm

Object number

2018.24

Category

Credit

Commissioned by the Crafts Council and Hull City of Culture 2017 for ‘States of Play’ exhibited at Humber Street Gallery, 2017. Supported by the British Council.

On view

  • Colour Breeze #1 Gradient Wall Discs, mischer'traxler studio, 2017. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.24. Photo: Tom Arran. Commissioned by the Crafts Council and Hull City of Culture 2017 for ‘States of Play’ exhibited at Humber Street Gallery, 2017. Supported by the British Council.

Maker's statement

We feel that the project fits well into our collection of works since some of them are also slightly playful and colourful. It is a project which combines elements which are often included in our work: Interaction, inspiration of nature and a mixture between technology and craftsmanship.

Since our topic for the commission was play, we wanted to trigger the very natural reaction of people to blow on very light looking elements, to see if they are so sensible and light as they appear. For us play has also a lot to do with discover and curiosity.

It was very nice seeing the people of different age and background interacting with the project in the same way, and all of them became again for a short moment a child and just enjoyed the interaction with the project.

mischer'traxler studio, 27/07/2018