Giant Windchimes

Posted by on June 28, 2012

This is Chimecco; a huge set of windchimes.

One of the first decorating things that I did the last time I moved was to rehang my windchimes. I love hearing them chime in the breeze, it is just so peaceful.

It is one of the things that makes my new house feel like home.

Part of the appeal of this work is how hidden it is. If you don’t know it is there you can start walk across the bridge without noticing. However, the vibrations of your footfalls activate the chimes.

It is the work of English architect/designer Mark Nixon, and was part of Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark. From Nixion’s website:

Chimecco hides silently beneath the bridge in the forest until activated by human movements or the wind causing it to sing, dance and play with the senses.”

I like that, playing with the senses, that is what I want from all the art I see.

 

All images from Mark Nixon’s website

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