The installation brief was for a structure that would sit above a bridged entry to the museum, providing a link between the past, as embodied in the colonial architecture of the original building, and the present, represented by the glass and steel construction of the new wing.

For the development of the automation system to control the eight swinging crystal chandeliers, she sought assistance from the electrical-accessory company HPM and the software-engineering company Crafted Software. The automation technology controls the illumination and the different swinging patterns of the elaborate chandeliers.

Originally planned as a three-month installation, the museum has decided to take on Interrogating Time permanently.  
 

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Fuelling the fire

The Nike+ Fuelband is a sleek fitness-tracker-cum-wristwatch that can track your activity, and record steps taken and calories burned.

Play
Indian style

Indian style

Manoj Kothari is cofounder and director of Onio Design. Onio, based in Pune, India, is an established innovation and design consultancy with a diverse range of clients – from local Indian start-ups to multinationals.

Share, Work
Promoting modernism in Australia

Promoting modernism in Australia

The Modern Home Exhibition, held at the Royal Melbourne Exhibition Buildings in 1949, was an important milestone in the history of Australian design because of its promotion of modernism.

Share

It’s murder on the dance floor 
for the newcomers

An inventory of factors to facilitate the introduction of new materials and assist designers, developers and manufacturers is part of a study undertaken by Ilse van Kesteren and recently presented at the Futureground Conference at Monash University.

Share