Soaring Long Wave Installation is a Surreal Sight

Who could ever tire of seeing an art installation like this? Long Wave is an enormous 380 foot long, 60 foot high sculpture that rose just above onlookers’ heads and then soared to the ceiling. It was created by Toronto-based installation artist David Rokeby who’s been exhibiting his works since 1982. The helix was made from 63 large red spheres that hung from the arches of the Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place, Toronto back in 2009. Commissioned by Luminato, Toronto’s festival of arts and creativity, it was a static sculpture that gave the illusion of movement as one strolled through the space.

Long Wave is meant to represent the invisible radio wave that’s between the AM and FM radio waves. As he writes on his website, “In our contemporary wireless environment, populated by tiny centimeter long wifi transmissions, these radio waves are really the dinosaurs of our communications era. Appropriately, ‘long wave’ also resembles the suspended backbone of an oversized brontosaurus.”

Reminds me of Ana Soler’s tennis ball installation

David Rokeby’s website
Photos via [Gardinegirl], [David Rokeby]

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