Big Bambú

, originally uploaded by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tomorrow sees the opening of Doug and Mike Starn's Big Bambú installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. According to the museum's web page the installation is:

"a growing and changing sculpture―a vast network of 5,000 interlocking 30- and 40-foot-long fresh-cut bamboo poles, lashed together with 50 miles of nylon rope. It will continue to be constructed throughout the duration of the exhibition. The first phase of the structure―measuring about 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 30 feet high―will be completed by opening day, April 27. Subsequently, the artists and rock climbers will build up the eastern portion of the sculpture to an elevation of 50 feet. By summer, the western portion of the sculpture will be about 40 feet high. An internal footpath artery system will grow along with the structure, facilitating its progress. The evolving state of the work will be documented by the artists in photographs and videos."
The Starn brothers installed Big Bambú in their Beacon, NY studio starting in late 2008.Check out their web page for information on that installation and this evolving artwork, set to be exhibited in Detroit next year as well.

(via The Architect's Newspaper)


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