Cecil Balmond’s critically acclaimed sculpture H_Edge makes its UK debut in London’s Spitalfields. The striking sculpture is known for its popularity in the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence where its bold form, layers of silver planes and its combination of rough and smooth shapes form an ethereal, metallic installation that visitors are free to walk around, within and through. Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 14.11.50 H-Edge was originally inspired by formal garden topiary and is more of an experience than an object, and that experience changes throughout the day.  The structure is formed using thousands of ‘x’-shaped aluminum plates, which are held taut by steal chains. The light passing through the reflective and irregular surface comes across as almost unworldly, as the whole structure glows at night. Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 14.11.58 During the day the sculpture reflects and distorts light, sound and colour, playing with the hustle and bustle of city life. Water surrounded the sculpture reflecting its pattern, creating and endless seam of light and distortion.  Along side being a visitor’s attraction, Balmond Studio will present a series of interactive musical interventions with H_Edge on the 9th, 16th and 23rd of September. tumblr_n9eyriY1uh1rtf8mko1_1280

H_Edge will be on display until the 20th October 2014.

Images: Balmond Studio, Andrew Meredith

Words: Jessica MacNally

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