Kinetic Water Sculpture, 1998
In response to a request from the River & Rowing Museum, HS Projects presented a brief to the museum to commission a kinetic sculpture sited in the main entrance, to relate to the museum’s collection and also act as an entertaining and informative fund-raising device for visitors.
Working with both the museum and architect David Chipperfield, HS Projects commissioned Roger Mann, following an extensive selection process, to design a site-specific kinetic sculpture that utilises sound, water and light. Mann’s sculpture captures the picturesque effect of a rowing eight on the river surface accompanied by the sounds of various waterfowl. The sculpture is animated by money entering a collection box. HS Projects worked with Roger Mann from concept design to completion.