Artist, architect and scholar Cecil Balmond’s critically acclaimed sculpture H_Edge makes its UK debut in London’s Spitalfields.
H_Edge has been installed in the reflecting pool opposite the Allen & Overy building in Spitalfields, London, and will be on temporary view through Friday, 3 October 2014.
H_Edge echoes its surroundings in reflecting plates and, for London’s appearance, a shimmering pool. More than an art installation, H_Edge functions as a spatial ‘sieve’, giving form to the void. The sculpture generates a new dimension within the city; a strange forest, a non-space; for contemplation and reflection.
Belmond sees his work as an open-ended visual application of theory, following the principle that “structure as conceptual rigour is architecture.” He collaborated with Anish Kapoor on the public art projectArcelorMittal Orbit the 120m high sculpture designed for the 2012 Olympics in London, the Marsyas sculpture displayed in the Tate Modern (2002), and the giant Tees Valley art installations with Kapoor.