The “Soundwave” completed in 2015, is a landscape sculpture by Beijing & Vienna-based practice Penda, serving as a visual representation of a solidified moment of motion. Movement of the visitors produces musical tones that resonate throughout the park.
The plaza is intended to be used by locals for group dancing. Each of the fins are perforated at their crown, contain stripes of LED lights hidden inside. The orchestra of fins produces a spectacle of light, reacting to the surrounding movement and noise on the plaza — the louder the music, the more vivid the movement and the brighter the illumination on the site. Spaces in-between the beams vary from narrow footpaths to wide areas, giving visitors and dance-groups an opportunity to interact with the sculpture by day and by night. The lighting within the fins generates a ever-transforming image, which reacts directly to the visitors movements on the plaza.