1.8 London

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: 1.8 London
Photo Credit: Ema Peter
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

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.

PROJECT LOCATION

Public Space
Sidewalk
Streetscape
Suspended in the air between buildings above Oxford Circus, the busiest pedestrian area in all of London.
Oxford Circus
Oxford Circus
London, W1B 3AG
United Kingdom

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PROJECT TEAM

Artichoke Creative Company
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
500,000
$500,000 and above
Private
Public
Festival, Fiber Art, Installation, Mixed Media, Projection, Sculpture
Light, Textile/Fiber Art
2016
2017