SUR consists of a red and white base cast with composite fiberglass and rubber, and a corresponding freestanding aluminum armature covered with latex and polyurethane-sprayed spandex. Scattered between undulating, fluid surfaces are benches for listening and respite. The canopy overhead will be silver in appearance and conceal artificial lighting. Combined with the suspended, tiered shards of fabric, the artificial lighting and the summer breeze will dapple visitors beneath with a range of shadows and light densities as they savor the summer afternoon.
Xefirotarch Principal Hernan Diaz Alonso describes the installation: “With the flair of a circus and the ambience of a playground, SUR functions as a game: there is no narrative, only active rules and emergent behavior. Prescriptive mappings are turned inside-out.”