A kinetic sun inside Álvaro Siza’s fountain in Porto

by Valentina Ieva
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22/06/2016 - Moradavaga studio installs kinetic sun inside Álvaro Siza’s fountain in Porto's main avenue, which allows users to interact with the installation to produce changing effects throughout day and night.

Following an invitation by Porto Lazer to rethink São João's popular cascades, Moradavaga took inspiration from one of its icons, the wheel of the traditional water mills, and linked it to the old pagan cults to the Sun related to the summer solstice, from which the traditional festivities in honor of the city's christian patron are derived, developing a site-specific interactive artistic piece implanted inside the fountain of Porto's main avenue. The rotation of the 8 meters diameter "Sunwheel", made of hundreds of little golden moving plates, produces changing effects throughout day and night, according to wind and light variations and the speed given by users, also creating varying reflections and movements on the existent water mirror

 

SUNWHEEL from Moradavaga on Vimeo.

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http://moradavaga.com/

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  • Valentina Ieva

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    Bari / Italy

    Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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