Atomic Fever at Roche

 2018

Stainless Steel

Dimensions 12x8x6m (variable)

 

Atomic Fever at Roche consists of 510 x 25mm diameter stainless steel tubes bent to a specific angle which allows them to be connected together as multiple loops and lines in an infinite variety of form. This filigree is suspended, woven across a 5 meter gap between two large Linden (Common Lime) trees. 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 trees by means of a specially developed push-fit system. The polished silver tubes pick up and reflect the colour of their surroundings so like a Chameleon, Atomic Fever will change through the seasons to match its environment. 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 two Linden trees

Atomic Fever is currently installed at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK