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"Escultura colgante" 
  Escultura colgante
(Hanging Sculpture)
Ada Bobonis

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Tren Urbano: Río Piedras Station
About the Area
The Tren Urbano is a new star in our urban landscape. With time, we shall become aware of its revolutionary presence, and change our conventional image of the city by gazing at it from the train cars. A different city, at once fantastic and ordinary, will reveal itself to the train's passengers. Moreover, the Tren Urbano is a place, like the communities traversed by it. Passengers will use the train as an entry and exit point into daily life. To those who live in its vicinity it is a claimable landmark. Art proposed for this site must reconcile local character with the overall metropolitan scope of the route. Given the technical uniqueness of each station, proposed works should be limited to the sites specifically identified, which were selected after a thorough analysis of the operation.  

Technical description:
Frayed stainless-steel plaited cable

Hanging Sculpture consists of six sheets of steel suspended from the ceiling at different levels. From them hang 12,000 threads of frayed stainless-steel plaited cable. The lower tips of the cables build the metaphor of a canvas as a starting point for reading this work.

The artifact does not attempt to compete with the different lines and signs at the station for the attention of the passenger. However, it does seek to provide an aesthetic atmosphere, filling the spectator with a peaceful sensation similar to the one induced by the fusion of sea and sky at sunset.
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