‘Swirl’ (Wervel), by Nicky Assmann, has been nominated for a MAB Award
The artwork “Swirl” in the car park under the Forum Groningen has been nominated for an international prize, the Media Architecture Biennale Awards (MAB Awards).
“Wervel” is a twenty meter long LED sculpture by artist Nicky Assmann and was commissioned by Kunstpunt Groningen. It is Assmann’s first permanent work of art in public space, reports the GIC.
The work is a representation of turbulence. The shape of the sculpture is inspired by a tornado. The sculpture is the result of years of research into natural movement patterns such as turbulence and fluid dynamics.
Kunstwerk Wervel is one of three nominees in the Spatial Media Art category. The international prize will be awarded on 2 July.
The Media Architecture Biennale Awards – instituted by the universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht – honour outstanding projects at the intersection of architecture, urban design and planning, media and interaction design.
Image by Jenne Hoekstra, via the GIC.