Today: Octopus's Garden 9:00am - 6:00pm
Studio TAC, 2017
Mirrored stainless steel, paint, wood
No one knows who spun the first top, but every person since has had the simple joy of playing with one. Today, the spinning top is one of the oldest recognisable toys found on archaeological sites all over the world, and irrespective of culture. In Medieval times, it was common to have a large spinning top in the town square which villagers could spin for exercise and to keep warm!
The simplest of games in so many ways, studioTAC revive the simplicity of play through movement as one of the first things you see in the park. The mirrored surface reflects not only your new surroundings, but your own image, spinning round you as you participate... and you begin to realise you’re not in Kansas anymore.
Rag & Bone Man, 2017
Cast Iron, Steel, Brass, Scrap
Taking inspiration from the decorative street lamps that once illuminated the heritage amusement park, The Rag and Bone Man celebrates the history of the Metropolitan Vickers motor that drove the original Scenic Railway and reworks its shape and components into a new Tivoli inspired street light.
The light both illuminates Dreamland's new green spaces and operates as a sign post directing visitors to both key areas of the park and inviting them to destinations that can be reached by travelling with imagination…
Circus Kinetica, 2017
Steel, Aluminium, Timber, Paint, Acrylic
This kinetic rolling ball sculpture is both complex and simple. The hand turned mechanical beginning and the resulting gravity led adventure are the simplest of physics yet the Heath Robinson-esque composition swirls and whirls through the space leading your eye on a playful journey.
Inspired by the scenic railway framed behind the piece, The Marvellous Marble Run delights in the very same principles demanding participation. Circus Kinetica utilise an experimental approach both in their affinity for the unusual and unfolding curiosity. Their body of work appears, at the same time, both current and from a pre-digital, industrial age.
Rachel Wilberforce, 2015
Perspex, Coloured Glass Neon, Transparency Prints
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