Liquid Shark hits Pershing Square this week

Downtown Los Angeles’ 150 year old park is the site of a brand new art installation from Poetic Kinetics’ Patrick Shearn.

Liquid Shark is a collaborative public art project, created in conjunction with students at the Architectural Association Visiting School, SuperArchitects, Recreation and Parks Department, and NOW Art LA, located in Pershing Square in the Historic Core of downtown. The park has been a point of contention recently, and is sometimes referred to as the park that everyone hates. French landscape architects Agence Ter were selected just last year to reimagine the park’s open space and create a “timeless design able to change with the neighborhood.”

Before the full redesign is implemented – that timeline is still in the works – the Liquid Shark is here to invigorate the park with a little beauty. It’s a 15,000 square foot installation of holographic mylar, designed to move in the wind. It’s impossible to miss for passersby and instantly hypnotizing.

The LA Times cites the piece as “a suspended sea of delicate silver strands.” Now Art LA’s co-founder Carmen Zella says, “It’s a piece that can be celebrated from many perspectives. It has a slow-paced motion that counters the fast-paced hustle and bustle of the downtown environment.”

See the Liquid Shark for yourself at Pershing Square located at 532 S Olive Street.

Video and image courtesy of LA Times.
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