Timber Aurora is a nine metre long sculptural bench seat. This urban design prototype expresses a technological and functional aesthetic, encouraging audience...

Timber Aurora

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

A 9-metre prism undulates like a wooden wave, rising to a broad centre, then tapering to a curved tail. The front flattens to form a long bench. A light grid dividing the surface shimmers with pink, green, yellow and orange hues in response to the movements and presence of visitors.

Event Details

Artists:
Danna Priyatna (Indonesia) / Cloris Wang (China) / James Wang (China) / Timothy Li (New Zealand) / Delvin Saputra (Indonesia)

Timber Aurora is a nine metre long sculptural bench seat. This urban design prototype expresses a technological and functional aesthetic, encouraging audience engagement. The installation redefines the urban furniture found at the edges of the architectural landscape into a form of public space activation.

The natural beauty of timber is manipulated, unleashing its hidden performance. Inspired by the shape of the ocean wave, the experimental bench is designed to display dynamic and fluid movements. The prototype becomes more than just seating as it is equipped with smart devices and lights that play out a sequence reminiscent of an aurora. Inside the bench seat, integrated interactive lighting creates a new type of playful atmosphere that visitors can enjoy.

 

Country represented by installation: Australia

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.