Melody Lines

Melody Lines, 2016. Photo Zan Wimberley

Overhead conveyor system, glass, colour filters, fluorescent tubes

Commissioned by Performance Space for their LiveWorks festival, Manning conceived of a choreography for a sculpture, where colours performed through space. An overhead industrial conveyer belt was modelled to a line drawing, echoing the history of the industrial site. Melody lines was fabricated with panels of coloured glass and fluorescent tubes attached. With technical designers, Manning created a lighting sequence to transition the movement from one state to another, contrasting the regularity of unlit fluorescent tubes like vertical bars in musical notation against the coloured glass notes that projected around the architecture in swells and washes.

Melody Lines, 2016