London Light Ballet

Submitted by Marine Tanguy

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Client: MTArt Agency

Location: London, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $7,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Marine Tanguy

MTArt Agency

Artist

Marine Hardeman

Marine Hardeman

Overview

Sewer drains are everyday elements that exist in urban spaces that we barely notice. The project of artist Marine Hardeman literally highlights what lies under our feet below the surface of the city. Hardeman does so by playing with the contrast of light and dark through a graphic play of light bursting through several horizontal and vertical installations from the sewer drains below. Sewer spotlights are central to the piece, which ignite independently to create a spatial performance. Hardeman’s innovative use of alternative spaces both enhances and responds to the urban environment we live in.

Goals

The goals was to make this street a destination for all Londoners and using this art initiative as a way to do so. Locals felt valued and inspired by the project.

Process

As it was an in house project, the main challenges were to obtain the permits from Thames Water and the council and execute something that had never been done before.