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Train of Thought
Thought of Train of Thought is an installation by Ron Arad for Terrace Wires, the St Pancras station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.
The Royal Academy of Arts and St Pancras International station revealed a major site-specific installation, Thought of Train of Thought, by Ron Arad for Terrace Wires, the station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.
Suspended on wires, Thought of Train of Thought comprises one 18 metre twisted blade made of aluminium which rotates slowly creating an optical illusion of movement. Ron Arad said: “The rotation and the horizontal movement take turns in the viewers’ perception as the readings of the object alternate and the hypnotic effect is greater than the means, so will hopefully be the delight of the public at St Pancras.”
Ron Arad’s work has always blurred the boundaries between architecture, sculpture, engineering and design. Thought of Train of Thought reflects – in every sense of the word – on one of London’s great urban structures. The experience is both spectacular and thought provoking and offer the visitor a genuinely new perspective on a national landmark.
Ron Arad, Thought of Train of Thought, 2016
Promoted by The Royal Academy of Arts e HS1 Ltd.
St. Pancras International station, London