Discover the new animated installation at Granary Square
Crossing Time is a four-metre-high interactive installation by artist Paddy Molloy, commissioned by House of Illustration. For 27 days, starting on Saturday 13 February, the installation will come to life as the sun goes down on Granary Square.
The multi-layered structure is transformed by a dramatic play of images and icons, inspired by the history and imagery of King’s Cross. Motion-activated sensors trigger changes in the sequence of images as people pass by, making each interaction unique.
About the work
Molloy is inspired by the history and landscape of King’s Cross. In particular, by King’s Cross monument, built in 1830, which housed a camera obscura that cast its eye on the period of rapid industrial development. Crossing Time is a new ‘eye’ on the landscape, where the historic and structural references, together with images of the site today, are translated into icons and textures and projected onto the structure. The artwork was commissioned by House of Illustration.
Don’t miss half-term workshops at House of Illustration
House of Illustration will be running a series of animation and illustration workshops during half term, exploring the ideas expressed by Crossing Time. Find out more at the House of Illustration website.