Atomic Fever

 2017

Stainless Steel

Dimensions 10x8x6m (variable)

 

Atomic Fever consists of 500 x 25mm diameter stainless steel tubes bent to a specific angle which allows them to be connected together as a single unbroken line into an infinite variety of form. This filigree is suspended, woven into a large silver poplar specially chosen for it in the Bad Homburg Kurpark. The work, whose geometry mirrors in a hugely magnified form the structure of the carbon atom in a diamond, is integrated into the branch structure of the tree by means of a specially developed push-fit system. The construction is so light that it does not have to be directly attached to the tree. Rather, it wafts, shimmering among the swaying branches and silver leaves, and forming a tense counterpoint to them with its bright tubing. While on the one hand this geometrical construct contrasts with the organically grown form of the tree, on the other it seems almost like a proliferating growth, tightly intertwined with the poplar.

Atomic Fever is installed in the Kurpark, Bad Homburg, Germany for Blickachsen 11 from May until October 2017