'Interloop' hangs from Wynyard Station’s ceiling, hovering above the escalators that travel underground. The vast twisting accordion-shaped sculpture is more than fifty metres in length and weaves in 244 wooden treads and four combs from the original escalators.
Whilst paying homage to the past, it also, simultaneously, signifies the future. Studio Chris Fox was tasked with creating a unique heritage interpretation artwork that celebrated the stories and journeys of the people that had used these escalators for over 80 years.
The result is a placemaking landmark that embodies a shared sensory memory. The installation cleverly re-uses the original wooden treads, re-calibrating them in an innovative, engaging form that challenges the possibilities of heritage interpretation.
A suspended landmark that re-uses the original wooden escalator treads, re calibrating them into a form that challenges the possibilities of heritage interpretation.
Chris Fox Interloop 2017
Commissioned by: Novo Rail Program Alliance for Transport for NSW
Project Lead: Studio Chris Fox
Computational and Fabrication Modelling: Studio Chris Fox and AR-MA
Engineering: Structure Consulting Engineers and BollingerGrohmann Engineers
Installation: NASS Projects
Architect: COX Architecture
Art Strategy: Cultural Capital
Thank you: Tina Salama, Michael Fox, Tony Ho, Rob McGowan, Sascha Bohnenberger,
Mark Webb, Paul Sloper, Fergal Talty, Tony Scott, Stacy Raymond, Guillaume Barnes,
Harry Partridge, Amanda Jelicich-Kane, Remo Vallance, Edward Horne,
Rae Begley, David Varga, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
Lighting: ERCO and Lighting Control: Automated
Photos: Josh Raymond and Chris Fox