Wind scupture short film: Opto | Phil Price.
Published: Apr 27, 2014
The 10 m kinetic sculpture “Opto” is by Phil Price of Christchurch, New Zealand. Commissioned by the Moreton Bay Regional Council and installed in 2011 at Redcliffe, QLD, Australia.
“As the title suggests, this sculpture is about looking. It is a focal point, while looking at the sculpture you can’t help but see through to the environment beyond. The giant pair of round frames are placed where the land meets the sea and move in response to how the wind is blowing. Opto serves as a celebration of this beautiful place: past present and future.”—Phil Price
Opto’s movement is entirely wind powered. It was made of high temperature epoxy, carbon fiber, precision bearings, and stainless steel in the Phil Price Sculpture workshop in Christchurch New Zealand.
The music; Mozart’s delightful violin sonata in E minor.
The video is made for Phil Price by Thomas Rands and Shaun Waugh (a collaboration otherwise known as Sparkling Duet).
Project name: Opto Short film
Client (Industry): Phil Price Sculpture / PKP Kinetics (Fine arts)
Disciplines: Art direction (collaborative) / Editing / Photography / Promotional design and advertising / Videography / Video editing / Video production
Format: Short film
Shooting: Shaun Waugh / Phil Price
Editor: Thomas Rands
Design firm: MagentaDot Brands / Sparkling Duet
Art director / designers: Thomas Rands / Shaun Waugh
Font credits: Caecilia