Kahn’s Optical Illusion Set to Capture Imaginations at Southbank
Geography and planning in essence is about the relationship between the natural and built environment. Town planners, architects, builders, interior designers and artists all place value on integrating the key elements of both environments. International artist Ned Kahn from North Carolina is set for another art installation at Southbank’s Southpoint development, integrating science, art and technology. Brisbane is already familiar with his work at the Brisbane airport car park. Kahn is world acclaimed for replicating the forms and forces of nature by uniting the built and natural environment to interface with each other, in a kinetic and light moving form. “The planet’s complex, random and aleatory perturbations become manifested visually, tactilely and acoustically in his work. At times he re-creates environmental conditions in controlled settings, and at other times, he lets nature animate his works.” (Kahn, N)
@pottertownplanning highly anticipates his next project at Southbank and admires his vision to create art, with intricate patterns of light and kinetic energy to form an optical illusion of a water surface from kilometres away. The environment, both built and natural, continues to be a wonderful source of inspiration for many professions.