golden rain

We do need rain.  This time it’s not just our little corner of the Midwest, but widespread, this hot hot weather and drought. Today, Art + Com brings you a beautiful kinetic sculpture of golden raindrops.

Art + Com installation at Changi AirportKinetic Rain, by ART+COM

ART+COM is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring new mediums in the fields of art, design, science and technology.  they were commissioned by Changi Airport Group in Singapore to create a signature art installation.

ART+COM rain installation at Changi AirportKinetic Rain, by ART+COM

The sculpture is made of two parts, each with 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum that has been covered in copper. A hidden computer-controlled motor controlls the precise, floating movement of the drops.

ART+COM installation at Changi Airport SingaporeKinetic Rain, by ART+COM

The photos above are still shots taken from the video, which is really beautiful and set to amazing music.

If by some reason the video does not work, see it on the ART+COM site:  http://www.artcom.de/en/news

In fact, the site is worth a visit to see more of what they do as well. They have an 80 member team of media artists and designers, software developers, media technicians and engineers. Their projects are beautiful and thought-provoking.

 

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