Duct Organ was a proposal for a public art installation in Sydney’s Wynyard Lane.
Purposefully using materials similar to the existing galvanised ducting in order to merge with the city environment, Duct Organ would add colour and humour to this site, distorting and unravelling the existing infrastructure and services of the city into an array of colourful sound horns.
Through the use of dramatic light and colour, the sculpture creates an anticipation and framing of already existing sounds of the city. Similar to the Baroque fountains of antiquity, Duct Organ had the intention to momentarily unsettle the city dweller. The work aimed to create a disruption to busy urban life, and allow the possibility for audience contemplation and reflection upon the surrounding built environment.
Synthesising the classical forms of pipe organs with the industrial services and infrastructure of the city, the project aimed to create a perceptual shift of the systems and sounds of the city into a form of aesthetic value.