Torus is a playful wavy reflection of light and sound expressions that interacts with people’s vibrations and emotions. The arrangement comes from...

Torus

Location:

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (enter via Queen Elizabeth II Gates)
Australia

Image. A series of irregular vertical panels form a huge undulating loop sprawled across the grass. Rainbow patterns sweep through the layered structure in response to the presence and actions of visitors. By beating drums, visitors can generate their own light and sound show within the sculpture.Torus

Event Details

Artists:
Chimera Atelier: Chimera Atelier (Peru) / Paul Peña Castro (Colombia)

Collaborator:
Chris Daniel (Australia)

Torus is a playful wavy reflection of light and sound expressions that interacts with people’s vibrations and emotions. The arrangement comes from shaping and twisting a wide triangular form across a circular, enveloping surface. Torus is inspired by the mathematical equation known as the Fibonacci sequence. This inescapable equation is found in ever-spiralling patterns in nature and is believed to be the perfect balance of form in the universe. 

Torus is also inspired by the representation of sound waves and the ‘unorientable’ mathematical elements that inhabit and rule our universe. As audiences traverse the centre of the form, they are surrounded by sound, light, movement and colour. By beating luminous drums, visitors activate the sculpture causing it to change colour and brightness as it becomes an immersive musical instrument. Activity also triggers different pre-programmed animations that accentuate the form of the sculpture.

Watch as your sound waves move light across Torus.

 

Country represented by installation: Peru

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.

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