Nov 22, 2019

Unveiling of Rodney Graham’s “Spinning Chandelier”

We are excited to see Rodney Graham’s “Spinning Chandelier” being installed at our Vancouver House Project!

PFS is the landscape architect on the Vancouver House project working with Copenhagen’s Bjarke Ingels Group.

Graham’s sculpture extends from his 35-mm film loop installation Torqued Chandelier Release in which a crystal chandelier whirls rapidly as its supporting cable is unwound, an artistic exploration of Newton’s Law of Rotational Motion. Installed under the bridge above the intersection of lower Granville Street and Beach Avenue, the monumental 14 by 21-foot crystal recreation of the film’s 18th century French chandelier will quickly become an urban landmark, turning a dark under-bridge into a civic event and a focal point, providing an additional layer of depth to the streetscape and the community.

Click here to read more about this piece.