Science Museum at 2:12pm GMT in Clerkenwell, England, United Kingdom.
The world’s first tidal-powered moon clock, which measures astronomical and tidal data has been installed at Trinity Buoy Wharf (TBW), East London, on the full moon, at 20.15 on Friday 22nd October 2010. The 5-metre high clock has a ‘station clock’-style steel housing and two faces each featuring 5,000 LED lights encased in 1.2m-wide glass rings that electronically display local Alunatime. Alunatime is the name for the illumination of light, which flows slowly and continuously around the structure in a clockwise direction. TBW’s moon and tide time has been calculated by Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory from the harmonic analysis of river geography, local tide gauges and astronomical algorithms. Viewers can follow the phase and position of the Moon, and the height of the tides by observing the illumination of Alunayime’s three rings.
A bronze sculpture commenting on popular culture, consumerism and the reality of the American dream.
Paul McCarthy is one of America’s most influential artists. Based in Los Angeles, California, McCarthy is known for his challenging work in a variety of media including performance, drawing, painting and sculpture. His work has been shown in major institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; and Tate Modern, London, England.
McCarthy’s ‘Ship Adrift, Ship of Fools’ (2010 – 2011), on view in St. James’s Square until 15 February 2012, is a monumental bronze sculpture of a small ship carrying ten abstracted children. McCarthy has modelled the work on Hummels, mid-century kitsch German figurines that embodied innocence and purity. Here, McCarthy explores cultural representations of childhood and naivety, themes that have played a significant role throughout his artistic practice.
Scattered around the sculpture’s base are paintbrushes, pipes, and buckets overflowing with foam resting on a plush carpet and – like the ship – memorialised in bronze. These miscellaneous items from the artist’s studio are remnants of the work’s construction. They mark the passage of time and document McCarthy’s unique sculptural process.
The glamorous Champagne Bar is renowned as Europe’s longest, situated below the magnificent Barlow Shed, allowing guests to fully appreciate the revolutionary architecture of this historic station.
The Champagne list is extensive, accommodating the largest selection of Grand Marque houses in the UK, with 17 styles available by the glass. It is a truly unique and stunning venue, with the capacity to host a small soiree for 2 or a grandiose affair for up to 500 guests.
Trip On Sunday January 22nd, 2012
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The area around Brick Lane, Whitechapel and Old street is one of the worlds most vibrant graffiti and street art area's. This place forever changes from week to week - I will try an capture as much as I can
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