Long Modified Bench Auckland

A series of different benches create an imaginary line meandering along the building, terrace, facade, and galleries of the Auckland Art Gallery. The bench designs borrow their basic form from the typical park bench-elevated upon legs, they provide a base to sit on and a back to lean against. However, unlike ordinary benches, the line of seating is elongated into multiple visually connected segments, rising and bending with high arches and sharp turns. Their curved and unconventional forms offer not only an opportunity to relax, but also promote conversation between visitors, lending the work an active and social quality. The visitor may choose to use the benches for sitting, or instead observe them as works of sculpture by walking around and through their structures.

Year: 2011
Materials: Powder-coated aluminium and LED
Dimensions Variable

Permanent exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, NZ, 2011