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Michael Pinsky

Michael Pinsky’s Plunge. Duke of York Column. Photograph by Kristian Buus.

We're delighted to announce that Plunge has been extended until 1 April.

Plunge is an artist’s imagining of a time, 1000 years in the future, when the effects of runaway climate change have completely changed the London we know today.

Plunge is a simple, elegant statement placed on three monuments in central London. A string of low energy blue LED lights wrapped around each monument marks a time, 1000 years in the future, when sea level rises have changed the city beyond recognition.

The monuments are ones that are passed every day by hundreds of thousands of people, whether tourists who stop to photograph them, or commuters who walk by every day without seeing them. Plunge offers an opportunity to see them in a new light, to think about their place in our history and their place in the city.

Together, the Plunge monuments create an arc across central London, following the line of a future Thames that has swallowed much of the capital in its wake.

@plungelondon #Plunge

Plunge has been created by Michael Pinsky and produced by Artsadmin and LIFT as part of the Imagine 2020 network programme. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the European Culture Programme, Trust Greenbelt, WWF-UK and the Big Give. In partnership with Royal Parks, Seven Dials Trust and Paternoster Square Management Limited.


Date and time

7 February – 1 April 2012

Please note
This is now a past event.