Who is Alex Chinneck?
We best know Chinneck for his spectacular transformations of everyday structures into the realms of fantasy. Back in 2013 it seemed like the facade of a Margate semi-detached house was melting away and in 2015 a Vauxhall Corsa ripped up the tarmac on Southbank.
London Design Festival project
In collaboration with the Hong Kong property developer Knight Dragon, which is currently masterminding a major overhaul of Greenwich housing, Chinneck is creating an enormous public installation in the shape of an electricity pylon. Using the history of the site around him, Chinneck has created a lattice of 450 pieces of steel to make a pylon, which leans dangerously like the Tower of Pisa. Locals will recognise visual cues from the redundant gas tower nearby as inspiration.
|What||London Design Festival 2015: A Bullet from a Shooting Star by Alex Chinneck|
|Where||The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square , London, SE10 0DX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||North Greenwich (underground)|
19 Sep 15 – 27 Sep 15, Open 24 hours a day
|Website||Click here for more details|