David BATCHELOR, Big Rock Candy Fountain. London (England)

David BATCHELOR, Big Rock Candy Fountain. London (England)
This year as the clocks change, and gloom descends, David Batchelor's fountain of coloured light is a spectacular diversion. A ten metres high artwork, it is located for the duration of winter (November 1st 2010 - March 27th 2011) on a ready-made plinth, the rooftop above Archway Tube Station, visible from the street, passing buses and surrounding homes and offices.
A fountain is one way in which traditional civic spaces have been embellished. The space around the Archway Tower is not a traditional civic space and Big Rock Candy Fountain is not a traditional fountain. There is no water, there is light - over three thousand brightly coloured led 'fairground' lights switching on and off rapidly to simulate movement.

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Contact: Anna Hart
email a.hart@csm.arts.ac.uk