'Bloom' kinetic sculpture by Studio Roso

Made:
2019
maker:
Studio Roso

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Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Image of kinetic sculpture 'Bloom', made by Studio Roso for the new Medicine Galleries. 'Bloom' is situated above
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

'Bloom' kinetic sculpture by Studio Roso, commissioned for the 'Medicine and Us' gallery in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries at the Science Museum, 2019. Hanging from the ceiling, a powder-coated black, branched, mild-steel structure spreads across the gallery and over the balcony into the neighbouring space. Each branch supports a polypropylene propeller, motor and LED unit. These glow, change colour and turn in 18 different sequences over a 20-minute loop.

Bloom evokes the movement and spread of disease through populations. As a 3D drawing in space, it echoes the diagrams that allow us to visualise and interpret the circulation of diseases. In each of the eighteen sequences, a propeller might be a single person's cough or sneeze, or might represent a whole metropolitan community; the colours change to represent the ebb and flow of symptoms as well as the disease's virulence. Each shows our individual and communal place in a network through which disease spreads, the kinds of networks that also allow the spread of knowledge, or the movement of medicines.

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Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
E2018.0889.1
Materials:
polypropylene and steel (metal)
type:
sculpture
credit:
Bloom, (2017) by Studio Roso Ltd. Commissioned for the Medicine Galleries, by the Science Museum Group

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