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Kavallieratos 'wind sculpture' at Benaki Museum from Wednesday

Δημοσίευση 22 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:53 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Kavallieratos 'wind sculpture' at Benaki Museum from Wednesday
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The 'wind sculpture' created by Stratos Kavallieratos will be installed and light up the roof of Athens' Benaki Museum as of Wednesday, along Koumbari and Vassilisis Sofias streets.

The 'wind sculpture' created by Stratos Kavallieratos will be installed and light up the roof of Athens' Benaki Museum as of Wednesday, along Koumbari and Vassilisis Sofias streets.

The 'sculpture' consists of 21 wooden structures equipped with mini-generators and propellers that use wind power to light up an array of miniature coloured light bulbs, creating an interplay of light and movement that is constantly changing depending on the direction and intensity of the wind.

At night when the component structures of the sculpture are no longer visible, all that remains is a multi-coloured, rotating disc of light.

Kavallieratos started experimenting with wind generators and photovoltaics on Anafi, initially out of an interest in the use of green, alternative energy sources, but since 2000 his experiments evolved into an unexpected artistic 'game'.

"It is a strange and unpredictable art form that does not allow you to get bored," the artist said in comments on his sculpture, pointing out that the eye was drawn to the coloured circles "until it is entranced".