FAHR 021.3 is a collaborative practice working in the intersection of art and architecture. The Portuguese studio created a sphere that temporarily shifts the centre of Porto's city square towards its gravitational pull.

Eclipse stands in an off-centre position which encourages passers-by to rethink the Amor de Perdição Square from a different perspective. It breaks the surrounding architecture's quiet historic elegance with a statement of sheer size and colourful disruption. This unexpected contrast establishes a relationship between the installation and its surroundings, thus inviting people to stop and appreciate the location from another viewpoint.

The six meter diameter sphere is constructed using ventilation ducts that create a visual dialogue between undulating lines and empty spaces. The colour and spherical shape stand out in the distance, whereas the metallic texture and modular structure are revealed when approaching the piece. Furthermore, each tube allows people to peek and discover another point of view of the historical surroundings, again inviting us to stop and consider new perspectives of a familiar site. The piece introduces a dynamic with the urban context, an aspect that was explored in a sound performance that highlighted Eclipse's qualities with material sounds.

Photography: FG+SG