There was an old Yates Wine Lodge on Moorfields in Liverpool, empty and decaying for several years when someone came up with the idea of turning it into a piece of public art. Richard Wilson is one of Britain’s most renowned sculptors and he was commisioned to produce a major art installation. He is internationally celebrated for his interventions in architectural space that draw heavily for their inspiration from the worlds of engineering and construction.
Turning the Place Over consists of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the faÃ§ade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving faÃ§ade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.
Originally installed for the Liverpool Biennial in 2007 it is also a major public art installation for the Capital of Culture year in 2008
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