Snarkitecture's designers are known for their love of exploring the boundaries between art and architecture, and for hanging up to 700 pairs of sneakers under the ceiling of a fashion store. Now the New York-based creative studio in cooperation with the fashion label COS is presenting a unique art installation at the Gana Art Center in Seoul.
The “Loop” art installation consists of a series of four very special metal tracks that twist in curves through the white exhibition space and thus form a winding path. The sculpture is brought to life by a steady hum of 100,000 glass marbles, with a marble being sent onto the lane every five seconds. The installation embodies the interdisciplinary nature of Snarkitecture's work in the fields of art, design and architecture and offers visitors a multi-sensory experience.
Every five seconds, one of the 100,000 glass marbles rolls over the 400-metre-long track
“We wanted to use Loop to create a contemplative environment, a space that does not open up immediately when entering”, says Daniel Arsham, co-founder of Snarkitecture. “The design was supposed to be playful on the one hand, but on the other hand we wanted to create a work that offered an opportunity for retreat. It was important to us to offer visitors a completely new and inspiring environment and feeling.”
If you want to have a look at the COS x Snarkitecture Art installation at your leisure, you can do this daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Gana Art Center.