iCloud / 装置
iCloud / 装置
/ art installation
This is a game-like outdoor installation.
It creates a bit of magic in the city that delights people.
The installation is located in the central courtyard of Beijing Fun at Qianmen, two kilometers away from Tian’anmen Square in Beijing. Standing within this man-made space and facing the sky, one would instinctively feel an internal calling, from the sky, the omnipresent air, and exit of shackles.
Normally on the day of an event, no outdoor event would welcome a rain.
Even this time we expect it to exist moreover for rain .
Putting dry ice, the solid carbon dioxide at the temperature of -78.5℃ under room temperature, water in air would condense into tiny water droplets, forming a visible ‘fog’.
The installation is compatible with all possible weather on the day of the event. On a sunny day when the temperature is high, the fog would be heavy. On a cloudy day when the air moisture is high, the fog would be thick. While on a rainy day, when the fog hits water, it would be smoggy.
1. Tie the soft steel cables to the two temporal structures in air at both sides.
2. Tie multiple reticular structures containing dry ice particles evenly on the steel cables.
3. A limited number of dry ice would sublimate in two hours on a cloudy day with normal temperature.
In the internal test in early morning, there is no crowd, no audience, no security enclosure. Every individual of the executive team was in the deep silence of the center of the city, touching the dark night, the fog and the temperature, touching the stillness, the change, the disappearance, and eventually privacy.
iCloud incorporates the limited intelligence and pious consciousness of Xian architects. It sends a signal from the daily scale of human beings, that the objective existence of matter and the cosmos environment coexist with human beings, and we regard it as a association ritual at the scale of a game.
Installation name: iCloud
Design team: xian architects
Construction consultation: Liu Su
Sponsor: Bazaar in White, TiensTiens, MUSII Tea
Design and construction: 2018/5/10-20
Photography: Bai Ting, Li Xiangang, Chen Xiyu