‘Descension': Sculptor Anish Kapoor Unveils Perpetual Whirlpool (Video)

by: Joseph On  Thursday, February 12, 2015

Descension

When most of us hear the word “sculpture,” we think of something that’s totally static and unmoving, like a statue. But that’s not always the case, as evidenced by Descension, a new installation by sculptor Anish Kapoor that can best be described as a constantly swirling black whirlpool.

Descension is the first site-specific art installation to be presented by Anish Kapoor in his home country of India, as part of the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale arts festival. The piece is actually pretty small by Kapoor’s standards, with a simple iron fence surrounding the striking black whirlpool, but the effect is hypnotic.

I would imagine that nothing quite beats experience Descension in person, but if you’re not going to be in India any time soon you can watch a video featuring the piece below. And for more from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, head to the event’s official site right here.

Here’s the video:





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