James Clar | Soundwave (Rolex Tower) (2010)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
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Soundwave (Rolex Tower)


7 m x 1.5 m diameter
Polished Stainless Steel


An art sculpture in the business entrance of the Rolex Tower in Dubai. For this sculpture James recorded himself saying “Rolex Tower” into a computer program. Once the soundwave was recorded it was transferred to a 3D modeling program. The waveform was then rotated to create a physical sculpture whose dimensions were recreated using stainless steel. The final measurements of the sculpture represent the sound of someone saying “Rolex Tower” after .05 seconds. This large sculpture hovers 2.5m above visitors as they walk around the lobby.