Tipping Point is a large kinetic sculpture mainly developed by the art duo Bigert & Bergström. The mobile comprises various rotating rocker arms, onto which platforms and counterweights are hung. These platforms are occupied by actors whose movements set the mobile rocking. Through its imposing scale and unlikely construction, the sculpture induces a feeling of insecurity, the sense that it could all come crashing down at any second. “Tipping Point is an embodiment of the complex interactions between our decisions today, climate change, tipping points and conditions for life in the future….”
Consultants at Lightness by Design have been involved in the realisation of the main structure of the artwork including detailed design, stress analysis and relevant regulations and manufacturing constraints.
See more at: https://bigertbergstrom.com/works/tipping-point
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger