Last week, we took a look at the "World's Largest Stop-Motion Animation" by "UK's Aardman Animations and Sand Sculpture Ice in conjunction with Nokia." For those of you who prefer more abstract work, Melbourne-based art & design practice ENESS has come up with "MÖBIUS," a "collaborative stop-motion sculpture" commissioned by Federation Square.
The piece consists of a series of geometric forms that suggest an undulating, spiraling prism when viewed in stop-motion:Twenty-one large triangles animated by Melbourne, throughout Federation Square. MÖBIUS is a sculpture that can be configured into many cyclical patterns and behave as though it is eating itself, whilst sinking into the ground.
The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people interacting with the
sculpture and moving through Melbourne's landmark location throughout the day.
MÖBIUS was animated over two weeks Friday, Saturday & Sunday
between the 6th and 20th of May 2011.
It's quite mesmerizing... though I kind of wish it went on forever, as in its namesake "strip."