Luke Jerram’s Aeolus: an Acoustic Wind Pavilion
Luke Jerram Aeolus allows viewers to experience the changes in the wind. The title of the work comes from Greeky mythology and means the ruler of the four winds. As the artist describes the work,
“The sculpture a giant aeolian harp, designed to resonate and sing with the wind without any electrical power or amplification. Vibrations in strings attached to some of the tubes are transferred through skins covering the tops, and projected down through the tubes towards the viewer standing beneath the arch. For those tubes without strings attached, the tubes are tuned to an aeolian scale and hum at a series of low frequencies even when its not windy.”
You can listen to the artwork below:
For more information on Jerram’s works, click here.
- Lee Jones
p.s.! Aeolus is now up for auction with a starting bid of just £1 plus the costs of delivery and installation. Individuals, businesses, organizations and institutions from around the world can participate in this sealed bid auction. The deadline for your sealed bids is 1st July 2013. Click here for more information.