Our Beating Heart

Our Beating Heart



Our Beating Heart
By Studio Vertigo

An unexpected sight to behold outside of a nightclub venue or disco, ‘Our Beating Heart’ brings the mirror ball principle to a grand scale. As the sculpture slowly rotates, urban spaces come alive. Dapples of light dance and shift, transforming buildings and streets, making each surrounding surface appear to blend into the other.
The heart will reflect light in fantastical, swirling and changing patterns. This lighting effect can be seen from some distance, with the heart constantly shimmering due to the extent of mirror tiles used. The ‘mirror ball’ effect is particularly spectacular outdoors where naturally uneven surfaces make reflections appear to dance around as the light passes over them.

About Studio Vertigo

Studio Vertigo is an art and design collective based in the UK and founded by artists Lucy McDonnell and Stephen Newby to explore the relationship between objects, viewers and their environment. The studio creates light installations and sculpture for international exhibitions. Their work can be seen this year at various UK light festivals, Amsterdam Light Festival and Vivid Sydney.