French conceptual lighting artist, Yann Kersale, has officially opened his lighting artwork at One Central Park, a major permanent addition to the precinct’s $8 million public art collection.
‘Sea Mirror’ or ‘Miroir de Mer’, is described by Kersale as “an allegory, a symbol of the sea in the city”. This is Kersale’s first Australian artwork, and his first cantilevered lighting installation.
The lighting artwork comprises 2880 coloured, programmable LED lights, which are Xenian Philips ColorKinetics iColorFlex LMX, and a VideoSystemManager Controler.
Nine LED lights are set within each of 320 mirrored panels.
Affixed to a heliostat framework cantilevered from Level 29 of One Central Park’s East tower, the heliostat captures sunlight from the large mirrored panels. This light is then reflected into the precinct’s retail atrium, pool terrace and adjoining parklands.
The 110 tonne steel frame was lifted into place earlier this year by the world's strongest tower crane, the FAVCO M2480, or 'Tinkerbell'.
This installation was highly complex as the weight of the reflector frame needed to perfectly counterbalance with that of One Central Park's East tower. The artwork will reflect the colours of Sydney Harbour in a rippling, animated sequence played nightly from dusk until 10pm, from 5 December 2013.
Images by Simon Wood Photography, courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia