Plunge

Michael Pinsky

Michael Pinsky’s Plunge. Duke of York Column. Photograph by Kristian Buus.
2012

Plunge is a simple, elegant statement placed on a network of iconic columns. A string of low energy blue LED lights wrapped around each column marks a time, 1000 years in the future, when sea level rises have changed the landscape beyond recognition.

The chosen 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 in our cities.

Plunge in London was created by Michael Pinsky and produced by Artsadmin and LIFT as part of the Imagine 2020 network programme.

“Public art being relevant… simple, beautiful and effective.”

Visitor

Date Title Venue City
27 February 2012 Taking the Plunge: How can art, religion, politics and law prevent runaway climate change? ICA Cinema 1 London
20 February 2012 Londoners speak up about climate change - DARTER workshop The Cass School of Art London
7 February – 1 April 2012 Plunge London
Michael Pinsky’s Plunge. Duke of York Column. Photograph by Kristian Buus.

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