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Skynet

Various Locations

 Skynet represents a series of experimental, moving sculptures - nearly ten completed to date - located around the world. The artistic intent is to capture wind driven effects on a gigantic scale. The actual shape and size of each installation varies depending on the site but can range in length from 400ft to 800ft. Each net comprises thousands of ribbons attached to a lightweight mesh. The nets are loosely suspended from buildings and other objects from where they may catch the wind and undulate. The colors and patterning add a textural effect.  Nous has had the good fortune to work with the artist, Patrick Shear, and his team from very early on in the development of the artwork and have crafted a specialized procedure to inform the shape of each net, simulate the wind effects and determine anchorage forces to the buildings and infrastructure specific to each site.

Skynet represents a series of experimental, moving sculptures - nearly ten completed to date - located around the world. The artistic intent is to capture wind driven effects on a gigantic scale. The actual shape and size of each installation varies depending on the site but can range in length from 400ft to 800ft. Each net comprises thousands of ribbons attached to a lightweight mesh. The nets are loosely suspended from buildings and other objects from where they may catch the wind and undulate. The colors and patterning add a textural effect.

Nous has had the good fortune to work with the artist, Patrick Shear, and his team from very early on in the development of the artwork and have crafted a specialized procedure to inform the shape of each net, simulate the wind effects and determine anchorage forces to the buildings and infrastructure specific to each site.

  LOCATION  | Varies   ARCHITECT |  Poetic Kinetics   STAFF LEAD |  Matthew Melnyk, SE   DURATION |  Ongoing

LOCATION | Varies

ARCHITECT | Poetic Kinetics

STAFF LEAD | Matthew Melnyk, SE

DURATION | Ongoing

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