Alexandre da Cunha will be in conversation with Head of Art on the Underground Eleanor Pinfield and Director of Gasworks, Alessio Antoniolli
Da Cunha will speak about his recent commission for Art on the Underground, which opened at Battersea Power Station in September this year.
Stretching 100m and 60m in length, the artwork incorporates two friezes that face each other along the length of the ticket hall. Made using an outdated advertising mechanism – the rotating billboard – Alexandre da Cunha has created a moving sculpture. The artwork was inspired by the former control room at Battersea Power Station and its system of vertical bars that regulated the production and output of electricity into the city. Bringing these resonances together with the daily flow of dawn to dusk, ‘Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset’ refers to cycles, routine, the everyday and eternity.
7 December 2021, 7-8pm
155 Vauxhall Street