Benjamin Storch

Benjamin Storch

#Dream Heart

SHANGHAI, CHINA

Australian artist Benjamin Storch has spent the last decade exploring forms based on dynamic ‘orbital’ curves. Storch was initially inspired by a series of diagrams drawn by a device recording the interaction of two pendulums, which created a ribbon-like form whilst retaining a sense of rhythm and symmetry.

Dream Heart is a continuation into Storch’s exploration into dynamic forms. This work was commissioned by Lingang Group for the new Shanghai Lingang Tech City development. Dream Heart was conceived in response to the curatorial vision, developed for the site by UAP’s consultancy team, “all rivers run into the sea”. The work’s dynamic and undulating form speaks to the values of the site: openness, inclusiveness, and diversity.

Standing just over three meters tall, Dream Heart was made in UAP’s Shanghai workshop using panel beaten stainless steel. This work was commissioned as a result of a public art masterplan and strategy developed for Lingang Group.

Image Credit: Chen Zhenxiang

#Services provided

Consultancy

Public Art Masterplans and Strategies
Artist Procurement and Management
Public Art Strategy

Manufacturing

Design Development Support
Design Development Support
Pattern Making
Paint Shop
Welding & Fabrication

Preservation

Installation
Installation

#Project summary

Creative

Benjamin Storch

Artwork Title

Dream Heart

Project

Shanghai Lingang Tech City

Client

Lingang Group

Year

2021

Location

Shanghai, China

Build

UAP

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