Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I've always been a big fan of Transport for London's Platform for Art program, and love seeing the new installations- it brightens up a dull journey when you pull into one if these station-cum-galleries, especially when what you see is as colourful and vibrant as the newest addition to Gloucester Rd- Chiho Aoshima's 'City Glow, Mountain Whisper'

According to tfl " 'City Glow, Mountain Whisper' shows a timeless world created by contemporary technology. It suggests a utopian vision of the earth in which the past and future have collided and the boundaries between organic creatures and inanimate things have broken down. It alludes to the results of genetic, technological and environmental developments. A hybrid of the human, the animal, the plant and the man-made is proposed, and life is literally breathed into each building and mountain."

The work expands along the whole platform, evolving along the way and enticing you to follow it- the only problem is you wish the trains would stop going past and ruining your view!

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