What does the sky sound like? What does wind look like? Visitors will be able to experience light, wind and clouds in a totally new way when they step inside the giant sculpture that’s coming to Eden for three weeks in September.
Luke Jerram’s ‘acoustic wind pavilion’ invites people to stand inside an arc of humming steel pipes which generate sound from the wind around them.
Named after Aeolus, the ancient Greek god of the wind, the installation is ‘designed to make audible the silent shifting patterns of the wind and to visually amplify the ever changing sky’, explains Luke.
As well as hearing the sonified wind, which reverberates down 310 sensitive ‘whiskers’, visitors can look through these bright, polished tubes to see a magnified and inverted version of the landscape around them.
How to visit Aelous at Eden
Visitors can view Aeolus at the Eden Project from 19 September – 11 October as part of a national tour. It can be accessed from Pineapple car park, via a short walk through ‘Wild Chile’, one of our lesser known plant collections and conservation areas on the outer estate where there are 800 plants representing 60 different Chilean species, hybrids and varieties that are part of a conservation programme in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Or for anyone with mobility problems it can be accessed via a more direct flat route starting at Strawberry Car Park.
Come along to one of our special talks on the acoustics that make Aeolus sing, delivered by a member of the project team. These take place by the sculpture itself at 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 on 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30 September, and 5 and 6 October.
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