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Sparkling Chain Link Fence Installation

In collaboration with sound artist Spencer Topel, sculptor Soo Sunny Park has created a radiant interactive installation that audibly responds to movement. The large-scale piece, entitled Capturing Resonance, hangs from the third floor ceiling of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts, illuminating the tight corridors.

Being an artist that often utilizes common materials for building, Park opted to use chain link fencing for this piece. Plexiglas squares are fastened into the fencing gaps, creating a vibrant multi-hued shell. Working as a light gel or filter, the illuminating installation offers a sort of daylight disco ball effect. As she tells us, “There are no colored plexi used in the work. It is an optical illusion, depending on the intensity of light hitting the plexi and the viewer's viewing angle, each plexi piece bounces color differently.”

In addition to the rich and jovial visual production, there is the auditory element that provides a more interactive aspect. Depending on the volume and speed of the visitor traffic through the space, motion sensors react with a varied number of sounds, ranging from from “whispering chords” and “soft tonal washes” to “elongated instrumental sounds.”

Capturing Resonance is currently on display at deCordova as part of the eighth edition of the PLATFORM series until July 29, 2012. Just beautiful.

Soo Sunny Park's website
Spencer Topel's website
Photo credit: Peter Harris Studio


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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