Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby's installation Forecast, in collaboration with the V&A, moves with the wind, evoking Britain's nautical past and its future use of renewable energy. Historically, Britain has relied on harnessing the wind for transportation, migration, trade and exploration. Today it is one of the leaders in wind power generation. The kinetic sculpture, fabricated by Litestructures with engineering by Arup and Mott MacDonald, evokes the romantic image of a tall ship sailing, as well as the opportunity to harness the wind for a sustainable future for our planet. As Thomas More wrote in Utopia, " You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds."
Administering Body: Victoria and Albert Museum
Design Team: Edward Barber OBE and Jay Osgerby OBE
Curator: Victoria Broackes (V&A)
Supporting Body: British Land
Photo: Ed Reeve