New York architect Mark Fornes has built a massive ethereal installation in Astana that looks like it came straight from the pages of a sci-fi book
September 15, 2017
Sculptures and large-scale installations by New York-based architect Mark Fornes, founder of Theverymany, are world famous for their futuristic forms and organic silhouettes. This year, as part of the international exhibition Expo 2017, the artist erected an unearthly Minima/Maxima structure in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The installation immediately immerses the viewer in the strange world of popular science fiction and invites interaction through a dynamic space.
The Minima/Maxima installation is made of ultra-thin (only 6 mm) powdered aluminium. According to the creators, “if an ordinary chicken egg is enlarged to the size of a sculpture, then its shell would still be thicker.” Interestingly, the construction is also self-supporting: three layers of metal strips support each other. And the carefully thought-out transition from a pleated base to a smooth double-curved surface allows the installation to reach the height of a four-story building – 13 meters! data-src=”/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/e763ea16b9033adc655e8cf13538892d.jpg” width=”728″ height=”426″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt=” Installation in Kazakhstan photo ” />