Festival of Love at The Southbank Centre

Ventricle is a two-part installation that was commissioned by the Southbank Centre in London, and built by New York-based agency, SOFTlab, for the Festival of Love. The installations recall the heart – “a symbol that has been used for many centuries and in many cultures to represent love.”

Along with the chambers of the heart, the installations are a modern interpretation of the hanging gardens of Babylon, a place of many cultures and languages, and also of Eden.

“The net like hanging structures refract the light casting a woven landscape of colour into the interior of the Southbank Centre. Through the combination of entwined geometry and light, the installations are designed to create a visual vibrancy that comes from the embrace of geometry, materials, and light.

“Like the weaving of the many cultures found in London and around the world the structures are a reflection on the idea that working together through love and by embracing our differences leads to unimaginably wonderful results.”