Eight poles march out of Evans Bay and up to the road, one stands firmly on the median strip, and two more complete the land-side of the march.
The highly engineered cones surmounting the poles create a soft keening or flute-like sound, to be heard beneath them on a windy day. Collectively the sounds of the cones produce a constantly changing low level harmony. The sculpture’s name, Akau Tangi, is derived from the Maori name for the area, translated as the sighing sound of the wind in the bay.
The cones also light with wind power, swivel with wind direction and spin with wind speed.
Aluminium; stainless steel; black steel; LED lights; paint / 11 poles H variable 6000mm to 6800mm, cones L 2500mm, diameter front 600mm, back 100mm
With funding from Meridian Energy and Wellington City Council
Note/All the cones on Akau Tangi are being taken down for repairs. 25.11.15