Taking inspiration from the experience on the bridge and the proximity of the Thames, the studio has created an artwork that dynamically reflects the spectacular context of the river. The surface of the artwork responds in the same way as the surface of the Thames, changing as the wind changes speed and direction. A wind sensor on the roof of the hotel detects the speed and direction of the wind in realtime. This data drives an ever-changing pattern of light on the surface of the sculpture.
Surface Tension evokes the animated, celebratory and calming qualities of water features, traditionally found in hotel forecourts.
Photography © James Morgan