Thursday, 26 April 2007

Nocturne Over the Tyne

Nayan Kulkarni - Nocturne (2007)Launched today, this is Britain's biggest work of light art: Nocturne by Nayan Kulkarni, 360 of those foreign metre thingies (allegedly longer then three football pitches) of low-energy LED lights that will illuminate the QEII Metro Bridge, which spans the River Tyne from Newcastle to Gateshead, for at least the next 15 years. What happens then? If China and America don't stop burning up the planet, Britain will become the Saraha Desert and we'll all be fried to a crisp. So don't worry about it. This jumbo Christmas-tree light display, which ripples with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colours, cost a mere £300,000. A snip. Anything to upstage Antony Gormley's Angel of The North. It will be interesting to see how many traffic accidents it causes.


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