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In the fire-free atrium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague hangs a work of art by Zoro Feigl. Together with the artist and BAM, DGMR devised a solution to minimise the risk of fire.

Video: Michael Haas.

 

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Due to the sheer number of voltage swings, more than thirteen million maximum changes per twenty-five years, fatigue played a major role. Therefore, it was not feasible to carry out the artwork in metal. For this reason, the rings originally invented as steel spatial crafts have been transformed into plastic pipes. Moreover, we have reduced the number of engines to power the object from six to two. It turned out to be enough to drive only the outer ring of the artwork. The inner rings then move naturally and make random movements.

 

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......Foreign Affairs......

 

In the fire-free atrium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague hangs a work of art by Zoro Feigl. Together with the artist and BAM, DGMR devised a solution to minimise the risk of fire.

Video: Michael Haas.

 

VIDEO

 

Due to the sheer number of voltage swings, more than thirteen million maximum changes per twenty-five years, fatigue played a major role. Therefore, it was not feasible to carry out the artwork in metal. For this reason, the rings originally invented as steel spatial crafts have been transformed into plastic pipes. Moreover, we have reduced the number of engines to power the object from six to two. It turned out to be enough to drive only the outer ring of the artwork. The inner rings then move naturally and make random movements.

 

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comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jan 2020, 01:51
It seems the Artist's vision may have been compromised, Astrid.
Picturit: This was some prestiges artwork that costed a lot of money is my guess. hmmm I wonder who the taxpayers are that ended up paying for it??
But that is beside the point here wink.
I think both the company, that does enormous projects and the artist gained from it. There are several websites talking about the subject.
What he had in mind was too heavy for the structure of the building.
Too bad we were not allowed to go into the building and watch it at close range.
Astrid.
That's pretty extraordinary isn't it?!
Picturit: It is, Elizabeth and fascinating.
Astrid.
C'est étonnant et beau à  voir.
Picturit: It is, Martine and to think this up and to make it...
Astrid.
I like the tangle of lines on the first one and the more classical side of the second one, both in a nice black and white that fits well with the subject shown.
Picturit: I am glad I put in the "overview" so that the viewer van see this is really high up in the building. We were not allowed to go in though...
Thank you, Marie.
Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2020, 05:48
What a pendulum! It looks amazing in context in your second photo
Picturit: This is huge, Lisl. It has quite the measurements, that is why the original design was too heavy to make it rotate.
Astrid.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jan 2020, 06:20
What a fascinating builing - Yes, Den Haag has some very impressive modern buidling. You were there with Ginnie as I know ...
Picturit: I worked in The Hague around the 1980's... no tall building in the neighbourhood...it is strange to se how a city changed in 40 years.
Thank you, Philine.
Astrid.
WOW, Astrid. So glad you found the information on this moving mechanism that one can find hypnotizing. I especially like the image below that shows the context. We were so lucky to see it!
Picturit: This was fascinating and it took me some time to get a youtube of it.
I am glad we went there and saw it. Too bad that we are not allowed into he building...
Thank you, Ginnie.
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2020, 06:35
This is the way the world works Astrid. With rhythms and randomness..
Picturit: The wheels keeps spinning, Chris. One way or the other.
Astrid.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2020, 07:27
What a wonderful construction/installation. I like your images of it with all the intersecting lines.
Picturit: Thank you kindly, Alan. Both Ginnie and are were fascinated with that moving object.
Astrid.
It is a strange thing but quite compelling to watch!
Picturit: It is, Bill and maybe good for the ones that are stressed out in the "foreign affairs" and they can have a "zen-moment" op there.... wink
Astrid
Oh, wat een bijzonder kunstwerk om te zien
Geweldig met dit lijnenspel

@ Jij ook gefeliciteerd met de 5 jaar ;-0
Picturit: Ja, dank je wel, Marjolein. Toch altijd wel weer een beetje spannend. En we maken er altijd een "dagje uit" van smile.
Dit is interessant kunstwerk en ik zou het best wel eens van dichtbij willen zien, meer om te zien hoe het werkt.
Astrid.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 20 Jan 2020, 09:02
Je n'ai pas tout compris
JP
Picturit: I put the translation into "Bing".
En raison du nombre de variations de tension, plus de treize millions de changements maximaux par vingt-cinq ans, la fatigue a joué un rôle majeur. Par conséquent, il n'était pas possible d'effectuer l'œuvre en métal. Pour cette raison, les anneaux inventés à l'origine comme des métiers spatiaux en acier ont été transformés en tuyaux en plastique. De plus, nous avons réduit le nombre de moteurs pour alimenter l'objet de six à deux. Il s'est avéré être suffisant pour conduire seulement l'anneau extérieur de l'œuvre d'art. Les anneaux intérieurs se déplacent alors naturellement et font des mouvements aléatoires.

Dans l'atrium sans feu du ministère des Affaires étrangères à La Haye se côtoyait une œuvre d'art de Zoro Feigl. Avec l'artiste et BAM, la DGMR a mis au point une solution pour minimiser les risques d'incendie.

Vidéo: Michael Haas.

Astrid.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jan 2020, 09:14
A dynamic looking piece of work Astrid.
Picturit: It is, Chad. and it is "ever moving"...
Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jan 2020, 10:01
The artist with the camera did some fine work. Great on patterns and lines.
Picturit: Thank you kindly, Louis. It was a fascinating view.
Astrid.
What a fascinating machine/artwork! I like all the geometric shapes in your image, Astrid smile
Picturit: Thank you kindly, Martin. It was quite the building.
Astrid.
Nothing moving at all that I can see! smile That's a good thing. Motion might have ruined this PERFECT photo.
Picturit: Thank you for your kind words, Care.
An amazing building it is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUv-VCSM-A&feature=emb_title
Astrid.
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 20 Jan 2020, 14:13
de hoogbouw in Den Haag weet ik wel te waarderen

maar dit is weel heel verrassend om dit te zien.. Astrid

kinetische kunst zoals ik het nog nooit zag

fijne dag gewenst Astrid
Picturit: Fascinerend hè, Willy. Ik kan hier best wel lang van genieten en dan moet ik natuurlijk ook weer weten hoe het werkt.... wink
Nog een fijne avond, het was hier aardig mistig.
Astrid.
What an ingeneous thing to invent.
Picturit: I thought the same thing and that there is somebody who could make it...
Astrid.
Intriguing!
Picturit: Sure is, Tom. Amazing and clever engineering too.
Astrid.
it's a beautiful atrium Astrid... you explained the structure and movement of sculpture very well... i also enjoyed the video....petersmile
Picturit: I got the text from the website and I put it in Bing.... this is such a wonderful art object and I applaud the engineers.
Astrid.
What an impressive artwork! friendship
Picturit: Indeed it is, Ruthie.
Thank you very much and have a great day.
Astrid.

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