Coinciding with the clocks going back, globally-renowned British artists Rob and Nick Carter will be doing their bit to keep Connaught Village light, bright and illuminated with two neon light installations from 22 October 2020.
Spanning across two shop fronts at 1 & 3 Porchester Place, Wavelength is set to be interactive and responds to movement of passers by. Comprising 152 neon tubes, sourced from the UK, Italy and USA, Wavelength has been designed to run in an ever-evolving sequence, which moves fluidly through each colour in the spectrum, varying in intensity and speed as it detects movement when the viewer passes the shop front. The result is a vibrant and kinetic work of pure colour where each individual controls their own visual experience.
The second artwork is a brand-new bespoke piece commissioned by the Church Commissioners and Connaught Village especially for the local community. The neon installation will be on show at neighbouring 12 Connaught Street and will go on to be displayed in numerous locations around the village. The new piece built of 11 concentric Neon Hearts on separate circuits which, inspired by Wavelength, will change colour throughout the day.
An artistic powerhouse, husband and wife team Rob and Nick Carter have worked together as contemporary artists for the last 20 years in London, focusing their collaborative projects on the line between the analogue and the digital. In exploring various mediums, including camera-less photography, painting, installation, neon, sculpture and time-based media, they continually push the boundaries between them, often creating works, which cannot be defined in one sense alone.
Private collectors include Sir Elton John, Sir Peter Blake, Jude Law, Stephen Fry, Anthony Horowitz, David and Victoria Beckham, Claudia Winkleman, Simon Fuller, Philip Treacy and David Walliams.
With works featured in some of the world’s most acclaimed museum collections, their London studio hosts changing exhibitions of their latest pieces at 5A Bathurst Street, Connaught Village.