Inside, it's raining a rainbow of colors in this installation by Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer. Installed at the Sadie Coles HQ in London, Melodrama consists of 3,000 plaster raindrops suspended from the ceiling with barely visible monofilament. Movement throughout the space is guided by the placement of the oversized, cartoon-like drops, which look as if they are truly falling from a storm cloud overhead.
Formed in a variety of pastel colors, the installation produces a playful feel throughout the room. As a result, it seems like the room is about to fill up with puddles of pink, purple, orange, yellow, and light blue. Sitting in direct contrast to the rainfall are a number of headless figurative clay sculptures placed directly underneath the storm. According to the project statement, “Collectively, these sculptures describe an earthbound world of disorderly, golem-like forms in contrast with the symphony of suspended shapes above.”
Photos by Mats Nordman
Urs Fischer's website
via [Art Ruby]