InSitu placed the solar powered Organism 3 by Dan Chadwick on the ground floor public space of this corporate client for a period of six months. The work uses solar cells to power movement across a series of autonomous devices that are connected together in space, responding to the rise and fall of natural light levels. The piece is most active in bright light, slowing its movement as the light fades to take viewers by surprise with a combination of delicate, poetic movement and faster sequences of rotations. Chadwick’s kinetic sculpture uses engineering to essentially replicate organic movement, increasing our awareness of environment and focusing our attention on other dimensions and layers which surround us. Son of the late Modernist sculptor Lynn Chadwick (1914-2001), the combination of art and engineering in his work is also informed by collaborations with the late architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)
InSitu manage sculpture programmes in the public areas of buildings to showcase work by graduates, emerging and established artists. The art provides a stimulus for users of the space, often challenging perceptions of what constitutes sculpture and how it is presented in public space. Sculpture Programmes include a schedule of artist talks and related events.
Sculpture Programme at 30 Crown Place, London EC2