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May 12th, 2008, 06:23 PM
An artwork called Turning The Place Over:


The Benniest
May 12th, 2008, 11:36 PM
That's awesome! :eek:

Thanks for sharing.


May 13th, 2008, 02:03 AM
Buildatron Prime..TRANSFORMERS (zwing) more than meets the eye!!

Transformers...(twang) buildings in disguise..... :D

Any back story to this? An 'art' installation I assume?

May 13th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Very nice motion. I kept watching even though I knew where it would end up, it was the way it got there. Instead of simply rotating the segment, this was made to perform a ballet.

May 13th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Nice display.

That is going to be a bugger to keep dry though!!!!

May 13th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Any back story to this? An 'art' installation I assume?

Some info here:

Click here (http://www.biennial.com/ttpo) to see a moving visualisation.

The most daring piece of public art ever commissioned in the UK, Turning the Place Over is artist Richard Wilson’s most radical intervention into architecture to date, turning a building in Liverpool’s city centre literally inside out. One of Wilson’s very rare temporary works, Turning the Place Over colonises Cross Keys House, Moorfields. It is on a light sensor and will run during daylight hours. Click here (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=53.409532,-2.98841&spn=0.003242,0.006856&z=17&om=1&msid=113390701886324868599.000001135099de57f765c) to see the location on Google Maps

Co-commissioned by the Liverpool Culture Company and Liverpool Biennial, the project is a stunning trailblazer for Liverpool’s Year as European Capital of Culture 2008, and the jewel in the crown of the Culture Company’s public art programme.

Richard Wilson is one of Britain’s most renowned sculptors. He is internationally celebrated for his interventions in architectural space that draw heavily for their inspiration from the worlds of engineering and construction.

Turning the Place Over consists of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.

The construction programme started in February 2007 and involves the careful deconstruction of the façade across three floors of the building, which is then reconstructed and fixed to the enormous pivot installed at the heart of the building. This astonishing feat of engineering stuns audiences on many levels. Disturbing and disorientating from a distance, from close-up passers-by have a thrilling experience as the building rotates above them.


May 14th, 2008, 03:48 AM
Ok, thanks. What I thought.

Puzzled that the script did not icnldue the verbs: 'mediate', 'problematize', 'engage' , 'question'. We do have 'deconstruct' but it actually refers to a physical action.

Quite fun, in a sort of very, very retro upturned-urinal-as-sculpture sort of way.