Echelman’s soft, voluminous sculpture surged through the air above Oxford Circus as a focal point for Lumiere London, a light festival produced by leading arts charity Artichoke. Composed of braided and knotted fiber, it came alive at night when the public was invited to use their smartphones to select colors and tap patterns with the touch of a finger, which were projected onto the monumental surface of the sculpture and interacted with one another, creating ripple effects. The work’s title refers to the length of time in microseconds that the earth’s day was shortened as a result of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off Japan. The sculpture’s form was inspired by data sets of wave heights across the Pacific Ocean. The artwork speaks to interdependencies within larger cycles of time and our physical world. It becomes a physical manifestation of interconnectedness - when one element moves, every element is affected.