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Zone C Sponsor Project

Lenticularis Artist Rendering, 2012

Suitable for all ages

Lenticularis, 2012

GUILD - Toronto, Canada
Jonah Humphrey - Toronto, Canada
Andrea Ling - Toronto, Canada
Spencer Rand - Toronto, Canada
Patrick Svilans - Toronto, Canada
Johnathan Wong - Toronto, Canada

Interactive Kinetic Sculpture

Named after a unique lens-shaped cloud, Lenticularis is a kinetic sculpture that hovers above its audience, affected by wind currents with which visitors interact.

The work billows and sways as a luminous assembly of lanterns, fans, and undulating surfaces. It is an interactive matrix composed of numerous translucent structures linked together to form a lightweight canopy. Individual parts of the canopy are constructed to rise and fall with changing air currents, affecting the sculpture's overall shape.

Passing beneath this dynamic 'cloud', participants activate local sources of air turbulence, creating disruptions in the normally planar membrane.

In its resting state, the sculpture is delicate enough to register subtle changes in the ambient breeze. Through the night, special lighting is projected onto the cloud while lantern elements emit a warm glow, enhancing the sense of living movement.

GUILD is a group of five designers with backgrounds in architecture, art and industrial design. Jonah Humphrey, Andrea Ling, Spencer Rand, Patrick Svilans, and Johnathan Wong are invested in creating works that foster interaction and make one more aware of the multitude of sensations and emotions that are latent in physical environment.


31 Lombard Street

This project is outdoors.