We were invited by the River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames to devise an artist brief to commission a kinetic sculpture for the main entrance, that would relate to the museum’s collection and also act as an interactive and engaging fund-raising device for visitors to the museum.
Following an extensive selection process and working in collaboration with the museum and architect David Chipperfield, we commissioned Roger Mann to design a site-specific kinetic sculpture that utilises sound, water and light. ‘Kinetic Water Sculpture’ captures the 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. We managed the whole process from concept design to completion.
We commissioned ‘Kinetic Water Sculpture’ in 1998 on behalf of the River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames.