To help bring Anicka Yi’s vision of creating a new ecosystem of machines to life, millimetre technically developed and produced The Battery Pond. A screen from behind which automated flying aerobes take off and land inbetween inhabiting the historical industrial space of Tate’s Turbine Hall.
The maintenance tent, essential to the back-of-house operation of the exhibition, consists of a series of fabric covered units to create a seamless curved footprint. Each of the 17 dismantle-able screens were made from hollow steel tube, Birch Plywood and stretched grey fabric. Each curve was created by section bending the steel and welding on gussets and plates to stiffen the frames.
The individual units were completed with a 24mm upright bolted at either end to the shot-blasted steelwork with steel tension cabling to strengthen them further. Translucent strada fabric was then stretched across each unit and secured before bolting them back-to-back in a continuous curve.
millimetre worked closely with the production team at the Tate for a second year running to ensure that the tent was fabricated and detailed to the best possible quality to contribute efficiently to Anicka Yi’s idea for the 2021 Hyundai Commission.