Len Lye <em>Flip and Two Twisters (Trilogy)</em> 1977, 2016. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection

Len Lye Flip and Two Twisters (Trilogy) 1977, 2016. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection

Len Lye's Trilogy (A Flip and Two Twisters)

Performances
  • Scheduled daily til 2 Feb 2020
  • Gallery 6
  • Performing 11am and 2pm

Len Lye’s thrilling kinetic sculpture is performing again as part of the 50th anniversary Collection exhibition.

Flip and Two Twisters has been a highlight of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection since 1977, the year that New Plymouth hosted Lye’s first exhibition in his homeland.

Two seven-metre-long strips of stainless steel spin at high speed as a central loop turns itself inside out, emitting a shattering sound.

Originally commissioned for Lye’s Kinetic Works exhibition in 1977 at the Govett-Brewster, Trilogy remains one of Lye’s largest indoor works and one of the most thrilling museum experiences in the world.


Len Lye's <em>Flip and Two Twisters (Trilogy)</em> performance in Gallery 6 at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Photo Sam Hartnett

Len Lye's Flip and Two Twisters (Trilogy) performance in Gallery 6 at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Photo Sam Hartnett

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