February 4, 2011

Palindrome 2010 by Troika

palindrome 2010
kinetic object
victoria & albert museum, london
by troika.uk


80 (diameter) x 150 (length) cm
Rotating mechanism of mirror-polished brass, stainless steel, glossed wooden lettering, contained in a clear acrylic casing.

The Palindrome was commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum and installed at the museum tunnel on the 8th of July 2010.

The work features the V&A monogram, designed by Alan Fletcher, made up of three independently revolving parts that de-contructs and reconnects the V&A logo with each half turn, forming a palindrome legible from the front and backside. The wheels that rotate the logo produce a gentle ticking sound reminiscent of a Victorian clock.