Limit of Everything III
Conrad Shawcross is a very important figure in the Magic Megève project. His work is spread across the entire chalet, from the doors, to the lights in the spa and the skiroom. This artist’s work could be considered the leitmotif, the fil rouge in Magic Megève.
Conrad Shawcross’ sculptures explore subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. Attracted by failed quests for knowledge in the past, he often appropriates redundant theories and methodologies to create ambitious structural and mechanical montages, using a wide variety of materials and media, and often working on an epic scale. Different technologies and natural forces inspire his forms, but his mysterious machines and structures remain enigmatic, filled with paradox and wonder. Some have an absurdist melancholy feel, whilst others tend to the sublime. Shawcross has created very different spaces and atmospheres in the chalet: above the dining table (by Martino Gamper), Limit of Everything III creates projections of the harmonic chord, the Major Third. The work expands, contracts and rotates and for every 5 rotations of the machine the three lights move in and out from the centre 4 times, thus extruding a pathway off light driven by the ratio of the chord.