Bank of America Merrill Lynch and their long-standing arts partner Create London commissioned the Interactive Architecture Lab to build an Installation that reflects on our personal and collective waste streams. Suspended at their London corporate headquarters at No. 2 King Edward Street, the artwork was launched for EarthDay http://www.earthday.org/ 2015.
The afterlife of the Installation was also an important factor in the design. All the elements that make up the work have planned further uses. The cups will be used in workshops with local school children to discuss waste and build their own art works with the support of Create London and the Interactive Architecture Lab. The Structure will be used at the Bartlett School of Architecture on the reEarth project and the lighting sponsored by Xicato will be incorporated into ongoing research at UCL on mobile controlled low energy lighting.
Artists:Ruairi Glynn, William Bondin, & Francois Mangion of the Interactive Architecture Lab, UCL
Producer: Grace Williams Create London
Lighting Engineering: Francesco Anselmo of Arup LightLab
Structural Engineering: Tim Lucas & Darragh O’Sullivan of Price & Myers
Assistants: William Victor Camilleri, Danilo Sampaio, Sandy Tsai
Installation Contractors: Talina Builders Ltd.
Photography: Simon Kennedy