Salta Properties has unveiled an exciting light sculpture by House of Vnholy in its latest boutique office development OneFourFive, on Clarendon Street, Southbank.
The light sculpture by House of Vnholy offers a visual feast for the eyes with a simple stroke of light passing through the levels of the stairwell providing a unique feature of the Architectus-designed building.
Inspired by earth’s largest light source, the artwork is a nod to the sun and its incredible cycles. LIGHT / I responds to its 24-hour rotation, changing colour in real-time to emulate the major light shifts from sunrise to sunset.
Located on prime Clarendon Street frontage, the building provides a key commercial offering to prospective tenants. The project features rare views of Melbourne from each level, and the art installation further elevates the development to provide a unique experience complementing its functional 1,962 sqm of space.
Paying homage to the minimalist architecture of the building and the bold silhouette of the stairwell, the artwork features a 21-metre stroke of light passing through five levels of the building, shifting in a long brush stroke of vibrant gradient coloured light over a 24-hour cycle.
Project managed by visual arts agency Morphe Studio, the public art contribution is designed by Melbourne experimental, multi-disciplinary art collective House of Vnholy, which is known to push the boundaries.
Salta Properties Managing Director Sam Tarascio welcomed the addition of the artwork and sees it as a way to further bolster another key offering in the company’s commercial portfolio.
“Melbourne is known for its art and we’re excited to showcase this exciting art installation at OneFourFive Clarendon, which delivers fully fitted floors in a boutique building on the city fringe,” said Mr Tarascio.
Commenting on the artwork, House of Vnholy artist Matt Adey said, “LIGHT / I is a public art installation that is a response to the movements of light on the exterior of the building and assisting to bring those ephemeral elements to the interior with minimal distraction for the daily ongoings of the businesses within,” said Adey.
“The artwork can be seen from Clarendon Street and by those passing on the West Gate Freeway, becoming an addition to the already vibrant city skyline of buildings.”
“The slow-moving nature of LIGHT / I provides a sense of transformation and calm to pedestrians who pause to take it in and contemplate. This transformation is important to the occupants in the building who can be immersed in its saturating colours,” said Adey.
Image: House of Vnholy artist, Matt Adey (supplied)