Art Installation at Clark Shoes International Headquarters – ROSO

ROSO has launched a major art installation at Clark Shoes Headquarters in Street Somerset, South England. The work was commissioned by Mr. Lance Clark and is situated in the communal court yard in the heart of Clarks office buildings.

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Roso’s approach was to create a dynamic, ever changing space where the space itself would be a major part of the installation.

Two imaginary beams of light enter the courtyard from one end and travel through the space, penetrating the centre bridge building, one hitting the end wall up high, above the terrace and the other the side wall opposite this. The entire courtyard was painted white and the bottom was covered in black asphalt to turn the court yard into a canvas for the reflections and shadows from the installation.

As wind and light changes during the day and the seasons, the dynamic of the installation alters – sometimes wild, illuminating the entire space, at other times calm reflecting the colors of the surroundings on grey days.

The installation and the space is merged – one cannot exist without the other. Offices and staircases are penetrated by the light and shadows coming from the art work, extending the effect into the building themselves, making the installation an integral part of the Clark Shoes head quarters.

Each beams is made up by 7.500 shiny discs suspended from 36 vertical wires, which mounted on a structure on the central bridge building and onto the end walls.
The discs themselves reflects the incoming sunlight from the top part of the yard down into the shadowy bottom below and the walls on the side. They also reflect the colors of the surroundings, as well as have a pixilating effect as they either reflect light or are black when in shadow depending on the angle they have.

Pics and info via ArchDaily

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1 Response to “Art Installation at Clark Shoes International Headquarters – ROSO”


  1. 1 sammii April 14, 2009 at 5:38 am

    hahahaha lol ur awesome tht must take forever


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