gary deirmendjian selected works

silver cascade 2019



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:::: architectural context intervention of kinetic and light sensitivity
:::: Temporary Public Art Commission, Parko Techni 2019
:::: Sydney Olympic Park Authority [SOPA]
:::: pedestrian ENTRY/EXIT; P1 Car Park; Sydney Olympic Park
:::: specialist tinsel and cable ties
:::: dimensions: 17m[H] x 16m[W] x 5m[D]

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artist statement

a site specific intervention of high kinetic and light sensitivity, affixed to the façade of P1 Car Park, directly above its pedestrian ENTRY/EXIT.

on approach from any given direction, silver cascade presents a multilevel outpouring of shimmering silvery runoff that is activated by breeze and light, cascading unevenly and in great volume down the Car Park’s façade.

think of a large wall conquered by ivy, animated by burts of breeze, but with greater sensitivity, trail length, volume and reflectivity.




i thank SOPA for the opportunity to realise this work. in particular i wish to thank Tony Nesbitt [Manager Arts & Culture] for his support and efficient facilitation in meeting all necessary development and bureaucratic requirements.

silver cascade has been generously supported by Glook [Australia] Pty Ltd. thank you Ciaran O'Sullivan.

further, i thank Jasper Deirmendjian for his invaluable assistance during installation and acute sense of what's more right.