Richard Wilson turns the place over

The most daring piece of public art ever commissioned in the UK, Turning the Place Over is artist Richard Wilson’s most radical intervention into architecture to date, turning a building in Liverpool’s city centre literally inside out. It runs in daylight hours, triggered by a light sensor. The piece consists of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions, resting on a giant rotator usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, it cts as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours. Amazing!


Richard Wilson

(Via Today and Tomorrow)


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  • juice

    the real question is . . . how do you get payed to do this? I have a great idea for a giant toe popping in and out of a tenth story window.

  • tomm

    but nothing from inside gets even a little close to actually moving outside?

    so he’s basically just cut a big hole in a building?

    brilliant.

  • http://www.mattmanos.com MATTHEW

    wow, quite a sight! its interesting how the people walking by in the video don’t even stop to look, and rarely even turn their head…