EPS foam, micaceous iron oxide protective coating, ply, pine
7.3 x 4.5 x 4.5 meters
The Thigmotaxis was constructed from 163 computer-engineered, cut blocks of foam, forming a towering obelisk reflecting the external architecture of PICA. Carved with inverted geometric shapes, the giant structure was based on the fractals of proposed climbing routes of PICA's facade. Thigmotaxis held a micro-cinema within its centre that screened a video work by the same name.
This work was made with the assistance of Gresley Abas Architects and Wintech Engineering and with the support of the Catalyst: Katherine Hannah Visual Arts Commission and the Department of Culture and the Arts. It was shown in Kinesphere at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.