Globally renowned British artists Rob and Nick Carter showcase two neon installations in the heart of London’s West End at Connaught Village this winter. Their iconic interactive piece “Wavelength” is displayed at 1 & 3 Porchester Place while a brand-new bespoke piece for the village, “Love Connaught Village” is on show at neighbouring 12 Connaught Street. Both neon artworks are on display now until the end of January.
Coinciding with the clocks going back, Rob and Nick Carter are doing their bit to keep London light, bright and illuminated. Comprising 152 neon tubes, sourced from the UK, Italy and USA, Wavelength is showcased across two shopfronts. The artwork has been designed to run in an ever-evolving sequence, which moves fluidly through each colour in the spectrum, varying in intensity and speed as it detects movement when the viewer passes the shop front. The result is a vibrant and kinetic work of pure colour where each individual controls their own visual experience.
The second installation has been commissioned by Connaught Village and the Church Commissioners especially for the local community and will go on to be displayed in numerous locations around the village, starting at 12 Connaught Street where it is now. The new piece built of 11 concentric Neon Hearts on separate circuits which – inspired by Wavelength – will change colour throughout the day. A secondary layer of neon lighting reads Connaught Village and glows in bright white.