The next two Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth designs have been announced
In among the lion-bothering tourists and levitating Yodas of Trafalgar Square stands one of most talked-about slabs of rock in the world: The Fourth Plinth.
Originally built in 1840, the plinth was intended to hold a statue of William IV, but stayed empty for 155 years until 1999, when it was decided that it would host a rolling programme of temporary, contemporary artworks.
We've had it all, from a limbless pregnant woman to a giant blue cock, a naked Jesus, skeletal gift-horse and most recently a giant thumbs-up, courtesy of serial prankster David Shrigley.
So, what's next? Click through the gallery to see the 2018 and 2020 Fourth Plinth statues
Whipped to a peak with a cherry on top - the only thing that's wrong with this creamy treat is the infestation of drone-like parasites. Phillipson explores the relationship between public and private life - all under the watchful eye of CCTV.
A flashing drone will be equipped with wifi that passersby can log into to see its view over Trafalgar Square on their phones. Phillipson said that this element was a comment on how we had come to accept a surveillance society.
“I think my work exists somewhere in the realm of exuberant unease, so this is apparently very celebratory at first glance but the more time you spend time with it, other elements will start to creep in,” she said. “The plinth becomes a monument to hubris and impending collapse.”