Connaught Village is lighting up with art this autumn, as British artists Rob and Nick Carter showcase two neon light installations. Their iconic interactive piece Wavelength will be displayed at 1 & 3 Porchester Place while a brand-new bespoke piece for Connaught Village will be on show at neighbouring 12 Connaught Street. Both neon light installations will be up and free for the public to see from 22 October 2020.
Comprising 152 neon tubes, Wavelength will be showcased across two shopfronts at 1 & 3 Porchester Place. It 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 second installation has been commissioned by Connaught Village and the Church Commissioners especially for the local community. The piece will be on show at neighbouring 12 Connaught Street and will go on to be displayed in numerous locations around the village. The neon artworkwra is built of 11 concentric Neon Hearts on separate circuits which will change colour throughout the day. A secondary layer of neon lighting reads Connaught Village and glows in bright white.
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Our work is centred on colour, shape and form. The mathematical wavelength contained in every colour is the source of inspiration for Wavelength with a spectrum of colours in iconic Rob and Nick Carter style.
Rob and Nicky Carter