Karl Meyer launches mesmerising Threads in Motion sculpture

Last night, artist Karl Meyer launched his new, amazing art instillation Threads in Motion at Payinthi in Prospect.

Video credit: David O’Loughlin

Last night, artist Karl Meyer launched his new, amazing art installation Threads in Motion at Payinthi in Prospect.

‘Threads in Motion’ is a kinetic sculpture designed, fabricated and installed for the new Community Hub, Library and Innovation Centre at the City of Prospect.

Threads in Motion. Photo credit: Karl Meyer
Threads in Motion. Photo credit: Karl Meyer

The large scale, uplifting form elevates in a transcending scale through the foyer. It provides a multi-layered experience through displays of cyclic rhythms, movement and patterns. The kinetic, profile cut plywood and fine rope artwork is a unique long-term contemplative piece.

Guests at the event included David O’Loughlin, the Mayor of Prospect and Premier Steven Marshall, who enjoyed a rare opportunity to hear directly from Karl as he spoke about his journey that led to the commissioning of Threads in Motion by City of Prospect in 2019, supported by Arts South Australia, and its installation in October 2020.

Threads in Motion is undoubtedly one of South Australia’s most intriguing major Public Art commissions.

Premier Stephen Marshall at the launch of Threads in Motion. Photo credit: David O’Loughlin

Karl talked through the design process, inspiration and journey from the maker’s perspective, and spoke about the messy end of the creative process that he and the incredibly talented team at Exhibition Studios went through during the 12 months of its creation. His insights were as mesmerising and intriguing as the artwork itself.

Check out Threads in Motion at Payinthi, Prospect Library, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect

Photo & video credit: David O’Loughlin


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