Poetic Kinetics/Patrick Shearn
Inspired by the graceful murmuration of birds flocking together, or schools of fish coalescing and moving simultaneously, Patrick Shearn’s signature Skynets are a constant reminder of nature moving around us.
Specifically designed for Federation Square, where it will be appearing for the first time in Australia, Liquid Sky is a 14,000 square foot (150 metre) holographic Skynet suspended to harness the wind and dance dramatically, as if hanging in midair.
At one moment, the kinetic sculpture undulates upward echoing the sky and ambient elements above. Then, it lunges downward, pausing overhead to offer visitors a mesmerising and reflective experience under an intimate, silver ceiling.