The Royal Academy of Arts

Summer in the Courtyard

June 8, 2016

A new, monumental kinetic sculpture by Israeli designer and sculptor, Ron Arad, titled Spyre, will be on display in the Annenberg Courtyard throughout the Summer Exhibition.

Spyre is an 18 metre tall corten steel moving cone, containing motors, cogs, and slew-rings. Each segment will move at a different speed, ensuring that the sculpture’s unpredictable acrobatic postures are never repeated. Spyre has an eye at its tip containing a camera which will film its surroundings constantly. Whatever it films will be streamed to a screen on the façade of Burlington House so that visitors can view whatever Spyre ‘sees’.


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