Unveiling of Jim Hunt's anamorphic art in Kitchener on Friday Dec 4th

Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The City of Kitchener has commissioned from the well known Canadian artist Allan Mackay a large art installation suitable for the redevelopment of Speaker's Corner at the intersection of King and Frederick streets. The central feature of the installation is a large cylindrical-mirror anamorphosis. This optical design of this portion was carried out by Prof. Jim Hunt using the mathematical formalism worked out by Prof. Bernie Nickel. It consists of a stainless steel cylinder 3/4 of a metre in diameter and 1m high. The anamorphosis has been transferred to tile and is embedded in the sidewalk in a circular array 9 m in diameter.

The installation is nearing completion and will be dedicated and unveiled at a ceremony starting at 11:30 on Fri. Dec. 4, 2009.

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