Commisioners — Public Works Utrecht, NL
Year — 2016
Architecture & Light
Aura Utrecht is commissioned by Public Works, an initiative of the Foundation Kunst in het Stationsgebied, in collaboration with the city of Utrecht.
Colorful and playful curtains form an oasis and an energy field in the traffic buzz of the city. The transparent shutters shelter and frame a moment in space and time with an aura of light. Situated on top of the ‘Jaarsbeurstrappen’ at Utrecht Central Station in The Netherlands, welcoming those who pass by, is Aura, a tripod sculpture supporting cylindrical stages defined by colorful, see-through curtains. Each of the three spaces proposes a site where a grand theatrical spot highlights an urban stage and terrace. From the inside looking out, the world becomes tainted in an array of complementing colors. Looking from the outside in, the stages appear lit by a magical limelight, signaling the transition between the central train station and the West side of the city. Here everyone is invited to become an actor and spectator of the public space, or to just take a pause and enjoy the play of movement and light while eating a sandwich or enjoying the view.
— September 9, 2016 —
Have a look at designboom!
— July 6, 2016 —
Read about Aura Utrecht @ Public Works (only in Dutch).
— April 29, 2016 —
Vayu Vatu wind harps are exhibited at the Nuit Blance in Monaco.
— April 22, 2016 —
The Moveables on DEZEEN same images, more text!
— April 18, 2016 —
Have a look at designboom
— March 16, 2016 —
Tomorrow 17th of March from 17:00 finally the opening of the renovated Genieloods.
— October 23, 2015 —
PolyLester wins competition for artistic renovation sound wall in Bergen op Zoom, NL.
— September 30, 2015 —
Lustwarande Live: interview with Gabriel Lester. Follow us, this Sunday, 4th of October 13.30 – 14.30, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art.
— September 22, 2015 —
“Peel #2 Twisted” just landed at recently opened Mamm Medellín (Museo de Art Moderno Medellin) in Colombia.
— September 9, 2015 —
After “Sexappeal” newest PolyLester peel landed in the Netherlands with “Keeping it Peel” at Lustwaranda ’15 Fundament Foundation.
— September 7, 2015 —
Tank you DAFNE for your nice review on Gabriel Lester’s book, Froced Prospective.
— August 21, 2015 —
PolyLester for de Bijenkorf Amsterdam has made an installation of shadow-play and mechanisms seen inside the shop window.
PolyLester – established by Gabriel Lester and Martine Vledder in 2013 – is a studio focusing on art, public sculptures, architectural interventions, landscape, interior design, stage design etc etc.
Featuring an array of collaborations with architectural offices, graphic designers, art and applied arts professionals, PolyLester aims to propose a diverse and articulated portfolio.
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