Modern art comes in many different shapes and sizes. From carving a pencil’s tip into a statue to carving a hole into a house which rotates. Well, the latter is what we are going to take a look at today. Turning the place over was a very creative design and an art piece located in Liverpool, England. Created in 2007 by the artist Richard Wilson, Turning The Place Over is unlike any other art pieces. It is a circular part of the façade of a building which can rotate. Although it was nothing like you may have seen before, sadly it ceased operation in 2011 since it was a temporary display. However, it was still a creative design and something you may want to know about…
An Unusual Creative Design
Turning the place over was not a building created just for art. It was a working and active building until its abandonment. And, in 2007 it turned into a canvas for a unique art piece. The creators cut the building’s façade in an ovoid shape. It was not the end of it though, the creative design also had the ability to rotate. Which made the piece much more interesting. This was done by mounting the ovoid section of architecture onto a spindle. The ovoid part would rotate during the day, creating an exhibition for visitors and revealing the interior.
A Huge Display
The ovoid piece was quite big. It was 10 meters in diameter. Standing underneath the rotating section would be quite scary. Creating a sense of unusuality, this creative design was one of its kind, making sure that passers-by would stand and watch. Especially since the building it was based on was unused, it was creating art from something that could be called an “eye sore”. Turning The Place Over Was a good example of thinking outside the box and achieving the unusual.