Sydney International Towers at BARANGAROO South, Sydney
170 m long connection of the three Sydney International Towers at Barangaroo-South,
called The Through-Site-Link
transparent printed images on Glas on entrances and exits of the TSL and onto two side corners of the towers.
ca. 600 qm, glass
size of each entrance/exit ca. 1400 cm x 4000 cm
permanent installation, curated by Barbara Flynn, Sydney
Artsy Best Public Art of 2019
Latex ink printed on clear vinyl and
ceramic enamels printed on glass
Shadows is a photographic artwork intervention by Sabine Hornig, commissioned by Lendlease. It forms a 170-metre-long walkway (the Through Site Link) that connects the three International Towers at the heart of Sydney’s Barangaroo South.
The work of art consists of transparent images of the native flora of Sydney embedded in the glass of the imposing entrances and exits of the towers.
Inserted into a narrow slice of active public space drawing people from the city centre towards the Sydney Harbour foreshore, the work creates a view through to a different reality. By overlaying organic forms of nature onto the emphatically structured verticals of the skyscrapers and by stacking image upon image back into space, it confronts the new site with a parallel world.
Ancient plant forms of strangler fig, angophora, banksia and gymea suggest how the land may have looked before European settlement.
In Sabine Hornig’s work, image space overlays actual space, enabling viewers to experience various times, realities and perspectives all at the same time.
By superimposing timeless forms of nature onto the tall planes of glass of the towers, Hornig’s art connects the new precinct with ist ancient past, its natural wonders and its unique ecological treasures. What comes about is a path through the buildings that emphasises the persistence of nature and the resilience of the original land.