CHROMATIC INDUCTION IN A DOUBLE FREQUENCY, 2011-2012
DATE: APRIL 2022
VENUE: ENTRANCE OF THE MARLINS BALLPARK, MIAMI
Inaugurated in April 2012, the monumental artwork “Chromatic Induction in a Double Frequency” made by Carlos Cruz-Diez for the Miami Marlins Ballpark celebrates its 10 years anniversary.
During the last decade, the monumental artwork became a landmark for both the spectators and all those who wander through the gardens adjacent to the stadium.
With this impressive work that covers 1,672 sq. meters of walkways with 2,158,714 coloured ceramic pieces (the installation lasted 5 months!), Cruz-Diez wanted to engage the public to experience color as a phenomenon, subject to infinite and subtle variations - such as changing weather conditions and the displacement of the observer -, while achieving it through his long timed quest to bring art to public spaces for the enjoyment of all.
I conceived Chromatic Induction in a Double Frequency as a piece that functions as a boardwalk and entranceway that would cover four acres of land. The structure consists of modules in three lines of color that are repeated to infinitum and that are superimposed by another frequency of black lines—with the objective of generating a chromatic event in a process of constant transformation. The offset created between the two frequencies generates colors that are not part of the support. As they move, visitors walking through the space on their way to the stadium will observe the appearance and disappearance of color ranges that continually evolve over the gradient visuals during the walk.
Cruz-Diez – Miami, 2012