The installation artwork that hangs above the new escalators in Sydney’s refurbished Wynyard station reconfigures the old wooden escalators that were once in use. Chris Fox, the artist behind Interloop, designed the piece to be a reminder of the past while simultaneously looking toward the future.
Image: Chris Fox ‘Interloop’ 2017, Wynyard Station, Sydney, Photography: Josh Raymond
The accordion-shaped work comprises of 244 wooden treads and four combs from the original Wynyard escalator. It is approximately 5000 kilograms and measures 50 metres in length.
The previous escalators were installed in 1931 and have been in use for over eight decades. According to Fox:
“The artwork explores the idea that people are stationary on an escalator whilst also travelling, allowing for a moment of pause that occurs mid-motion. The sculpture resonates with people in this state, referencing all those journeys that have now passed and are interlooping back.”
Lead Image: Image: Chris Fox ‘Interloop’ 2017, Wynyard Station, Sydney, Photography: Josh Raymond