Alexandre da Cunha: 'Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset', Art on the Underground
Art on the Underground have commissioned Alexandre da Cunha to create a permanent artwork for the Northern Line Extension. Due to open in autumn 2021, the work will be installed at the new Underground station at Battersea Power Station. ‘Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset’ is a monumental kinetic sculpture reflecting on daily cycles. Da Cunha uses an outdated advertising mechanism - the rotating billboard - to create two friezes which will face each other along the length of the ticket hall, stretching nearly 100m in length.
Throughout the day, the panels will rotate, presenting different colour combinations into the ticket hall. The colours themselves are extracted from photos of London sunsets and sunrises, their rotation creating an ever-changing environment.