'The Elements at Play' Brighton Jetty SA 1999

Winner of a Civic Trust Award, The Elements at Play, Brighton Jetty, is a 3 part installation that celebrates the physical environment. It heightens awareness of the wind, the waves and the sunlight through interactive components that entertain. The installation is an homage to Vivaldi. ‘Æolian Harp’ hums and sings in the wind. As the air movement varies so does the pitch and the volume. The invisible energies are made audible. Sky Lines plays with shifting patterns of sunlight and shade, across the deck and the water. It displays messages based on the International Code of Signals. Hydraulis Organ Pipes are attached to pylons at the end of the jetty. As the waves pass they create notes – the song of the sea. In a slow swell they speak the chord of C Major. Variations in wave energy produce variations in the volume and tempo of the organ sounds. Margaret Worth mentored Gavin Malone as a collaborating artist.

The Elements at Play: Aeolian Harp
'The Elements at Play: Aeolian Harp'
The Elements at Play ©:  Aeolian Harp
'The Elements at Play: Aeolian Harp' ©
600cm (H) x 400cm (W) x 300cm (D)
Marine grade stainless steel.
The Elements at Play: Æolian Harp ©
'The Elements at Play: Æolian Harp'
600cm (H) x 400cm (W) x 300cm (D)
Marine grade stainless steel.
The Elements at Play: Hydraulis Organ Pipe
'The Elements at Play: Hydraulis Organ'
Powder-coat steel, stainless steel, copper. Photo Grant Hancock
The Elements at Play: Hydraulis Organ Pipes - waves play
'The Elements at Play: Hydraulis Organ'
Copper organ pipes, ss and painted steel
The Elements at Play: Hydraulis Organ
'The Elements at Play: Hydraulis Organ'
300cm (H) x 20cm (W) x 20cm (D)
Stainless steel, copper, powder coated steel. Photo Grant Hancock
The Elements at Play ©: Sky Lines
'The Elements at Play: Sky Lines'
800cm (H) x 800cm (W) x 800cm (D)
Tension membranes, epoxy painted steel
The Elements at Play ©: Sky Lines
'The Elements at Play: Sky Lines'
800cm (H) x 800cm (W)
Sail shades, steel, epoxy paint.
The Elements at Play ©: Sky Lines
'The Elements at Play: Sky Lines'
800cm (H) x 800cm (W)
Painted steel, tension membranes. Photo. Grant Hancock
The Elements at Play ©: Sky Lines
'The Elements at Play: Sky Lines'
800cm (H) x 800cm (W)
Sail shades, steel, epoxy paint. Photo Grant Hancock
The Elements at Play: Sky Lines ©
'The Elements at Play: Sky Lines'
'The Elements at Play' Installation photo Grant Hancock
'The Elements at Play' Installation Brighton Jetty SA
The Elements at Play: NASA website
'The Elements at Play' NASA website
The Elements at Play ©: Weather picture
'The Elements at Play' Weather picture on ABC TV



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