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G.N.H. \ LONDON \ UK

A STRING OF THOUGHTS  A permanently installed artwork adorning the walls of the stairwell leading from the Great Northern Hotel reception and GNH Bar to the infamous Plum & Spilt Milk Restaurant. This site specific and complex art installation takes inspiration from the architecture of the adjoining Kings Cross station, cartography of London and Europe, the hotels unique interior design, and the stairwell itself.

“A tying of knots, a flight of stairs, a pencil of lines, a morning of hammers, a river of stories, a cluster of diamonds, a grid of maps, a twinkling of todays, an engagement of eyes, a journey of discoveries…

The cartography of string we created at GNH is both real and imagined, designed to guide your ascent on the staircase; the hammered nails and embroidery pins connected by threads that portray real places as strings of memory. A String of Thoughts is a journey of discovery embracing some of London’s iconic landmarks, it’s connectivity and rich heritage.

Threads between abstracted thoughts and tangible places. Here we portray a city of transition: from original Ordinance Surveys guiding travellers in years gone by to heat maps charting interaction in the age of internet; an industrial revolution to one of technology; the unspoken conversations and bumping bodies of strangers along the waterways and winding streets; the hustle of intersections and stations, from where Western Europe lies beyond.”

Produced in connection with ARTIQ.

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G.N.H. \ LONDON \ UK

A STRING OF THOUGHTS  A permanently installed artwork adorning the walls of the stairwell leading from the Great Northern Hotel reception and GNH Bar to the infamous Plum & Spilt Milk Restaurant. This site specific and complex art installation takes inspiration from the architecture of the adjoining Kings Cross station, cartography of London and Europe, the hotels unique interior design, and the stairwell itself.

“A tying of knots, a flight of stairs, a pencil of lines, a morning of hammers, a river of stories, a cluster of diamonds, a grid of maps, a twinkling of todays, an engagement of eyes, a journey of discoveries…

The cartography of string we created at GNH is both real and imagined, designed to guide your ascent on the staircase; the hammered nails and embroidery pins connected by threads that portray real places as strings of memory. A String of Thoughts is a journey of discovery embracing some of London’s iconic landmarks, it’s connectivity and rich heritage.

Threads between abstracted thoughts and tangible places. Here we portray a city of transition: from original Ordinance Surveys guiding travellers in years gone by to heat maps charting interaction in the age of internet; an industrial revolution to one of technology; the unspoken conversations and bumping bodies of strangers along the waterways and winding streets; the hustle of intersections and stations, from where Western Europe lies beyond.”

Produced in connection with ARTIQ.

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