Mat Collishaw’s zoetrope Magic Lantern is one of 15 works by leading contemporary artists chosen to be part of this year’s Sculpture in the City.
Originally commissioned for the Victoria & Albert Museum, Magic Lantern is a spinning zoetrope - the earliest form of moving image - which animates a scene of moths in flight.
As part of the City of London’s public art programme, Sculpture in the City features artworks in and around architectural landmarks in London’s Square Mile. Other participating artists include Sarah Lucas, Sir Anthony Caro, Gavin Turk, Jaume Plensa and Giuseppe Penone.
Elsewhere in the UK, Collishaw has also created a major new 3D zoetrope for Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal - a National Trust World Heritage Site in Yorkshire. Seria Ludo is a glowing, strobe lit chandelier, covered with 186 carousing Lilliputian figures, conjuring up a scene of excitement and debauchery as it spins.
Sculpture in the City will take place from 28 June 2016 - May 2017
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