London Design Festival 2019
Canadian designer, Matthew McCormick, presents Falling Sky, a multi-story design-art installation featuring countless deconstructed, frost-like formations, conspicuously positioned over the heads of its onlookers. The asymmetrical fragments are seemingly frozen in time, offering observers a means to take pause and reflect on the effects of planetary change through global warming.
The installation is manually crafted from reflective aluminium and formed into sporadic clusters. The structure emulates the feathery frost deposits which can accumulate during humid weather conditions on a mountain, thus creating a weak layer in a snowpack which is notorious for avalanche.
Falling Sky aims to engage through disorder, triggering a powerful metaphor through the use of spatial disruption. With unique vantage points at each angle, it exposes the existential threat of climate change in a way that confronts the challenge head-on, no matter the path or perspective chosen.
Part of London Design Festival at the V&A.