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Artist: Conrad Shawcross
Client: Measure

A site specific mechanical installation in the Kingsway Tram Subway, London.

Conceived specifically for the subway, two identical rope machines are designed to spin a thick hawser from 324 spools of coloured chord. The machines begin back to back in the centre of the space and then gradually move away from each other over the course of the month long exhibition. At the end of the exhibition a 100m long rope will have been created.

We worked with the Artist and Mechanical Engineer; coordinating the design process, as well as carrying out the structural design, developing the geometry and providing CNC cutting patterns.