Epic 8000 has recently been unveiled in Nike Town Inc, San Francisco. The arresting installation was inspired by the marathon and its world record, each ball representing a second in the world record. The current marathon record stands at 2 hours and 3 minutes, which is equivalent to 7,380 seconds. Savvas has applied this data to her creation of ‘Epic 8000’, which consists of 7,380, 4 cm glass balls suspended from one another to form a prism. The exact positioning of the glass balls allows vector lines to be visually traced through the work, intimating movement and speed.
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Nike Savvas, ‘Epic 8000’, 2013
glass and steel wire, approximately 336 x 600 x 900 cm