Brief for the Art Commissions
Concept theme: space-time:
Suggested themes: Dualities in space-time, place and non-place, finite-infinite space, the deconstruction of visual space, cosmopolitan and globalization, Islamic space/sacred spaces, memory and monuments, Islamic Heritage, five continents, from earth to the moon.
David Harber Ltd was asked to submit ideas for three different areas within the new airport. This row shows proposed sculptures taking inspiration from dandelions for a part of the airport that is to feel like an exterior space. The following two rows show public art ideas sparked by black holes and by a flock of birds.
Example concept - The Black Hole
The concept that found favour was for a giant pendulum, a complicated structure that will need to power its own swing and cannot be too heavy despite its large size. The pendulum will also light up the time (in five minute increments) with each swing.