UVA’s biggest sculptural installation to date, Slipstream, is due to open to the public on 1 October during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.
This permanent work aims to capture a sense of flight and aerodynamics, expressing the movement of the sky above to viewers below. It consists of 70 delicate prisms held in place by tensegrity wires; each successive prism is rotated one degree to create a continuous gesture of motion.
The animation of Slipstream changes throughout the day in response to sunlight and local meteorological data, such as wind speed.
Description from the architects