Angel Place has recently revealed its new lobby art installation, ‘Musical Spheres’ by Marion Borgelt. Commissioned by AMP Capital, Musical Spheres is a site-specific installation that plays on Angel Place’s history as a musical precinct.
Musical Spheres’ kinetic nature references music through movement rather than sound, & complements the constant movement of people in the space with its circular forms floating up & down ‘playing’ the air. Suspended from 3 crankshafts that take a full 2 minutes to complete one revolution, the piece subtly entices spectators to watch for longer.
Echoing the action of hammers hitting piano strings and the movement of musical notes on a score, the piece is a dynamic field of contrapuntal coloured musical forms.
Borgelt is a leading Australian artist whose career spans more than 40 years. She is well-known for her large-scale installations, & frequently draws inspiration from themes such as life cycles, cosmology, physics & phenomenology. Art plays a crucial role in good placemaking, and this incredible piece will transform the Angel Place lobby experience for customers and visitors alike.