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Liquid Crystal

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by Sarah Yates (Arts)

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Jason Bruges Studio of London's created "Liquid Crystal," a 36 foot-tall tower-shaped sculpture, the centerpiece for the grand lobby of the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The sculpture is comprised of 3,510 active digital LCD panels, which are controlled by custom electronics to transmit and reflect light to varying degrees. As the panels modulate they create an undulating shimmering "liquid: effect. The studio drew inspiration from the San Antonio River that flows through the city, exploring links between the natural flow of water, digital representation and the flow of people in the convention center. The tower's surface is made up of a tessellated pattern of pyramidal shaped LCD panels, which are digitally programmed to change from transparent to opaque. The effect is a subtle, yet continuously evolving and never-repeating visual spectacle within the lobby.

The projects collaborators include Design-Build Team: Hunt Zachry, Marmon Mok and Populous.


Jason Bruges Studio of London's created "Liquid Crystal," a 36 foot-tall tower-shaped sculpture.  The studio drew inspiration from the San Antonio River, exploring links between the natural flow of water, digital representation and the flow of people  The tower's surface is made up of a tessellated pattern of pyramidal shaped LCD panels.  The sculpture is comprised of 3,510 active digital LCD panels.  The LCD panels are controlled by custom electronics to transmit and reflect light to varying degrees.  The LCD panels are digitally programmed to change from transparent to opaque  The effect is a subtle, yet continuously evolving and never-repeating visual spectacle within the lobby.  Liquid Crystal is the centerpiece for the grand lobby of the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. 

Accession#: 2016.BRU.1
Artist First Name: Jason
Artist Last Name: Bruges
More About Artist URL: http://www.jasonbruges.com/
Related Site URL: http://www.sahbgcc.com/
Type: sculpture (visual work)
Media 1: concrete
Media 2: LED lighting
Dimensions: 36' x 8.5' x 10.5'
Completion Year: 2016
Additional Information URL: http://www.jasonbruges.com/art/
Location Name: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Artwork Address: 900 E. Market Street
Zip Code: 78205
Point X: -98.4860592
Point Y: 29.4216298
Additional Directions: North Atrium Lobby
Council District: 1
Map Point Color: Orange


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900 E. Market Street

Additional Directions: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
North Atrium Lobby

Liquid Crystal

Artist: Jason Bruges
Category: categoryDowntown
Details: sculpture (visual work), concrete, LED lighting
Dimensions: 36' x 8.5' x 10.5'
Date completed: 2016
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Jason Bruges Studio of London's created "Liquid Crystal," a 36 foot-tall tower-shaped sculpture, the centerpiece for the grand lobby of the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The sculpture is comprised of 3,510 active digital LCD panels, which are controlled by custom electronics to transmit and reflect light to varying degrees. As the panels modulate they create an undulating shimmering "liquid: effect. The studio drew inspiration from the San Antonio River that flows through the city, exploring links between the natural flow of water, digital representation and the flow of people in the convention center. The tower's surface is made up of a tessellated pattern of pyramidal shaped LCD panels, which are digitally programmed to change from transparent to opaque. The effect is a subtle, yet continuously evolving and never-repeating visual spectacle within the lobby.

The projects collaborators include Design-Build Team: Hunt Zachry, Marmon Mok and Populous.



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