Hypnotising Video Art For Canary Wharf's Crossrail Station

By Stuart Black Last edited 48 months ago
Hypnotising Video Art For Canary Wharf's Crossrail Station

As if we weren't already convinced by the epic scale of the multi-billion pound Crossrail project, Israeli artist Michal Rovner's mind-melting video installations in Canary Wharf station will show us exactly how small we are in comparison.

Anyone's who's ever played the computer game Lemmings will marvel nostalgically at the plans for the two floor high artworks which depict streams of Lilliputian figures wandering around in slight confusion — no doubt perfectly encapsulating the feeling of being a Crossrail commuter in rush hour. Having said that, we did stare at these plans for a lot longer than we should — and the attempt to incorporate ambitious public art into infrastructure projects like Crossrail should be lauded.

The £1 million project will see the fluttering screens installed on elevator shafts and walls inside Canary Wharf's 250m long station with additional wall panels in the ticket hall by early 2018.

Last year, we were lucky enough to be among the first to catch a train to the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station. How did we manage that? Watch our video.

Last Updated 14 January 2015