Melody Lines

Melody Lines, 2016. Photo Zan Wimberley

Overhead conveyor system, glass, colour filters, fluorescent tubes

Utilising an intricate overhead conveyor system, Melody Lines weaved through Carraigework’s public space like a multi-dimensional drawing, carrying a stream of objects that split and refract light into many-hued colours and spectra. The overhead industrial conveyer belt was modelled to a line drawing that echoes the history of the industrial site. The coloured glass and florescent tubes journey across the conveyor belt overlaying transparencies and refracting light across the space. With support of 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 across the architecture.

Melody Lines, 2016