TALK: CONCEPTION EXECUTION RECEPTION – Richard Wilson RA and Mark Davy, Futurecity




The second of three talks in the CONCEPTION EXECUTION RECEPTION Public Art Behind the Scenes series, Richard Wilson RA and Mark Davy, founder of Futurecity which specialises in art in the public realm and strategic cultural placemaking, presents Richard Wilson’s Slipstream, 2014for Heathrow Terminal 2.  At 70 metres long, Slipstream is the longest sculpture in Europe. Combining precision engineering with the sense of velocity and movement of a stunt plane, Slipstream will welcome 20 million visitors per year to London via the new Luis Vidal designed Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal. Slipstream’s design uses cutting-edge computer programming technology, usually employed by the aerospace industry, to accurately translate the volume of an aircraft’s movement through space.

For one evening only, Wilson and Davy will describe Slipstream’s four year journey, revealing how this awe-inspiring sculpture was conceived, executed and realized.

Image: Slipstream by Richard Wilson at Heathrow’s Terminal 2  The Queen’s Terminal. Photographer David Levene. © LHR Airports Limited

Duration 02 July 2014 - 02 July 2014
Times Doors open at 6.30pm. Talk: 7 – 8pm. Spaces are limited so please arrive on time.
Cost Free
Venue Royal British Society of Sculptors
Address 108 Old Brompton Road London SW7 3RA, ,
Contact 02073738615 / info@rbs.org.uk / rbs.org.uk/exhibitions/talk-conception-execution-reception-richard-wilson-ra-and-mark-davy

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