Federation Square will be covered by a mesmerising silver holographic sky-net when Patrick Shearn’s Liquid Sky arrives in Australia for the first time ever later this month.
Liquid Sky is a breathtaking public art installation created by 150-metres of silver streams, suspended to harness the wind and dance dramatically as if floating in mid-air.
The work will blanket Fed Square with an intimate silver ceiling from White Night until the end of February, providing yet another attraction in a summer jam-packed with family activities.
Federation Square CEO Jonathan Tribe said the installation would provide families with another reason to visit the square during summer.
“Fed Square is a key focal point for Melburnians on White Night and this stunning world-renowned work is sure to be a popular attraction,” said Tribe.
“We’re pleased that Liquid Sky will remain in Fed Square for the all of February and I encourage everyone to come along and witness this truly impressive work.”
Poetic Kinetics is responsible for some of the world’s most exhilarating displays including sculptures at the Beijing Olympics, Sundance Film Festival and Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
Creative Director of Poetic Kinetics, Los Angeles based artist Patrick Shearn, specialises in larger-than-life mobile sculptures and public art installations.
“I’m very inspired by observing nature and this constant feeling that there’s a lot going on that we don’t understand and we aren’t aware of,” said Shearn.
Liquid Sky will be joined by The Bells on White Night, a special activation that involves five modern-day campanologists who will assemble a giant bell tower in which they will perform extraordinary physical feats of endurance and discipline.
The eight-metre high tower, featuring five huge ropes attached with a combination of bungee cords and specially designed audio switching systems, will act as a musical instrument in which the performers will alternate between precise choreography, intricate musical pieces and aerial chaos.
Both attractions make their Melbourne debut on White Night on February 17. Liquid Sky will remain in Fed Sqaure until the end of the month.