Canary Wharf Crossrail video art unveiled

Designs for video art showing moving streams of people at the planned Canary Wharf Crossrail station have been unveiled.

Canary Wharf Crossrail installation by Michal Ronver

The pieces are by artist Michal Ronver and will be installed at the station in 2018 when it opens to the public.

Ronver’s two-story design will wrap around the outside of the lift shaft and show a snaking line of passengers moving vertically.

Canary Wharf Crossrail installation by Michal Ronver

A gap in the floor surrounding the lift will mean the installation can be viewed in its entirety form either floor.

Meanwhile wall panels in the ticket hall will show passengers zigzagging up and down escalators and flights of stairs.

Canary Wharf Crossrail installation by Michal Ronver

The £1m installation has been co-funded by Canary Wharf Group plc and the City of London Corporation – a budget which also retains the services of Ronver who will create new videos for the spaces in the future.

Canary Wharf Crossrail installation by Michal Ronver

Ronver says the site specific pieces “envisage the human interaction and passage and the accelerated movement of people within the architectural layer.”

She adds: “My aim is to address the multi-layers and vectors of this space and the human flow that will take place in this immense station.”

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