UK CORE 2012: The Queen's Head
Our structure creates a form that controls and manipulates light to create complex shadows that evolve over the course of the day. We have created a script (a computer algorithm) that can create a structure to form a shadow of our choice, in an attempt to represent the UK we have chosen the queens head. The beauty of this sculpture is that the shadows of the queens head will be distinctly cast at one specific time, acting as an event and celebration of our English Burning Man pavilion. Throughout the rest of the day a variation of intricate and evolving shadows will form.
It is a complex piece that reveals excitement and variation at every angle, ever evolving as you approach. When observing the structure for long enough it will begin to expose its inner order, yet non periodically repeated, resulting in a piece of art that is both simple in its component build up yet intrinsically complex in its overall aesthetic. It takes on a dense but almost weightless feel, constructed from ultra light ply tubing giving it a delicateness. Despite this appearance it is actually a strong structure that is designed to a scale that allows people to climb over, shelter under and generally use as playground, and one that extends across the desert floor in the form of morphing shadows. The idea behind this is to create a reference point in time when people can meet and share an experience, a quintessentially British experience!