Cities of You

City #11: Lloncera (Angela C)

22 x 30", Gouache, Pen on Paper

Lloncera is the first and only city powered entirely by wind energy. Unlike traditional wind power generation, Lloncera does not use turbines. The citizens have discovered a way to absorb the shifts in wind currents in the world's most volatile climate zones. They do this through long, delicate, transparent chutes attached to the bottom of the city that dance along with the slightest breeze that slips by. As winds grow stronger and more temperamental, the chutes turn opaque and glow dark colors. At this point, the buildings are no longer rigid and begin to melt into the movements that surround them. It is said that, in this moment, if you touch the walls of the buildings, you will feel the vibration of the city's song.