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Creative Collaboration

Hiromi Tango is a contemporary artist working predominantly with textiles in installation and performance art. The art of Hiromi Tango evolves organically from one project to the next, developing complex dialogues with environment and audience. Tango’s large-scale ‘performative installations’ are premised on the notion of interactivity, forging individual, social and cultural connections. Her immersive installations comprise vibrant sculptural accumulations of donated objects, materials and stories. The artist wraps and weaves thread, string, wool and cloth creating dense webs of clashing colours and textures.

We meet with the artist as often as needed and have them visit and even work within our manufacturing facility to ensure their creative vision and our manufacturing intent are in harmony.

Albert Smith Signs were privileged to partner with Hiromi for her recent textile work “Breaking Cycle” (lizard tail) for her exhibition at the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

The wall mounted and hanging teardrop shapes were moulded from both clear and opal acrylic. A number of the teardrops were overlaid with light reflecting glass tiles with the application of Spectralock dazzle grout, in silver and gold, donated to Hiromi by Laticrete. The internally lit teardrops were illuminated with Albert Smith’s ASTech RGB LED’s and a digital matrix (DMX) coded light control system. This provides the flexibility to select and control the lighting individual colours and speed of illumination.

Albert Smith Signs take a holistic approach to the manufacture of artwork projects, regardless of scale and materials, achieving a successful outcome for the artist and the art community. We deliver creative and practical design solutions and our offer includes consultation, concept design, design development, engineering, documentation, manufacture, logistics, installation, maintenance and project management throughout. To view additional public art manufactured by Albert Smith click here.

Images courtesy of the artist and Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney.

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