Saturday 4 October 2014

Covent Gdn Thingy

The latest public art installation thingy to clutter London is Alex Chinneck's Take my lightning but don't steal my thunder (2014). This is a clever piece of architectural buffoonery which makes it appear that the facade of the Piazza in Covent Garden has broken away from its moorings and is floating above the market place. It took over 100 people to build it and a counterweight of 6 tons to create the floating illusion. The public seems to like it, which is more than can be said for most public art installation thingies. It will remain until the end of October. Alex spoke to BBC News about his thingy: CLICK.


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