Turning the Place Over

October 26th, 2009

Turning the Place Over by Richard Wilson was an installation commisioned for the Liverpool 2008 Biennial. He made an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.

Turning the Place Over by Richard Wilson

Turning the Place Over by Richard Wilson

Turning the Place Over by Richard Wilson
photos by Sam the sham

10 Responses to “Turning the Place Over”

  1. Marianne Says:

    Nice ! I love these Matta-Clark ideas… and there’s been a while I see some building art !

  2. t. abeln Says:

    wow. at first, i thought it was all done with video, but an actual hole in a building is !

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