The Royal Academy of Arts and St Pancras International station have revealed a major site-specific installation, Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by Ron Arad for Terrace Wires, the station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.
This is the second instalment of a four year partnership between HS1 Ltd. (owners of St Pancras International station) and the Royal Academy for the station’s public sculpture series, following Cornelia Parker RA’s One More Time in 2015.
Suspended on wires from St Pancras International’s Grade 1 listed Barlow Shed roof, Thought of Train of Thought, comprises one 18 metre twisted blade made of aluminium which rotates slowly creating an optical illusion of movement.
Arad has designed a number of public art works including a new work, Spyre, in the RA Courtyard until 21 August.
The St Pancras station roof is a work of art in its own right and Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by Ron Arad uses the roof to provide the changing lightscape on the blade.The blade offers a constantly changing installation where the light and the movement of trains and people all are reflected in ever moving patterns.
Thought of Train of Thought will be at St Pancras International station until January 2017.
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