An azure halo of light engirdles the Duke of York's column above the Mall. Over in Covent Garden, a similar band decorates the Seven Dials sundial. And in the City, Paternoster Square's column is also aglow. What can it all mean?
This is PLUNGE, a new and thoughtful installation from Michael Pinsky. The artist invites his viewers to look ahead one thousand years to 3012, to a possible future where runaway climate change has drastically altered the landscape. His striking blue glorioles are set to a prophesied height of the oceans, 28 metres above the current sea level. (It should be noted, this is at the extreme end of extreme predictions.)
The installations were commissioned by LIFT and Artsadmin and will be on show until early March.