Crossing Time

Molloy, Patrick [Illustrator] (2016) Crossing Time. .


Crossing Time is an illuminated, interactive exterior installation inspired by King's Cross and devised by illustrator Paddy Molloy. For a period of 27 days, starting on Saturday 13 February, every day as the sun goes down on Granary Square the installation will come to life - a multi-layered structure transformed by projected animation and images, reflecting the history and imagery of King's Cross past and present. Visitors will be able to enjoy the dramatic play of images and icons projected as light falls, and via motion-activated sensors in the structure itself they will also be able to change the pattern of images and create their own narratives, making each interaction unique. Molloy is inspired by the history of King's Cross, particularly the King's Cross monument, built in 1830, which housed a camera obscura that cast its eye on a period of rapid industrial development. Crossing Time will be a new 'eye' on the landscape: a contemporary reference to this camera obscura whereby historic and structural references to King’s Cross, together with personal experiences and reminiscences of the site today, will be translated into icons and textures and projected onto the structure.

Item Type: Exhibition
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Granary Square, London, U.K.13 February 201610 March 2016
Additional Information: This work was supported by the Arts Council England, House of Illustration and Argent LLP.
Research Area: Art and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Patrick Molloy
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 09:10

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