Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Turning the World Upside Down

Yesterday's photo was taken from the "Turning the World Upside Down" installations by Anish Kapoor in Kensington Gardens, in the heart of London.

Doing a tour of them was a very nice way to spend Sunday, especially as the weather was brilliant and all the better for biking there.  The "C curve" above was for me the star, turning you upside down and stretched on one side and compressed the right way up on the other.

It had one of those do not get too close signs that usually is there to protect the art work but here was to protect you from the art work. The concave mirror concentrated the sun's rays so much it actually caused the concrete to explode.

This one is meant to be a red mirror, but looked just rusty to me:

This one, though described as a "Non object (spire)", was a rather good object to me:
The final one was the biggest, called "Sky Mirror". However on a perfectly sunny day the side pointing at the sky was featureless.

Anyhow very big and impressive, as can be seen from the side pointing at the ground.
They'll be in the park until next March so plenty of time to see them - indeed you could go many times to see how they reflect the changing seasons. An interesting video can be found here.

Though on a sunny day remember to not get too close to the "C-Curve"!

1 comment:

O Docker said...

Have got to see some of his work - somewhat ironic in that you don't actually 'see' his work, only what is reflected in it.

His 'bean' (in Chicago) has caused quite a stir here.