Kingsway tram tunnel. The installation is by Conrad Shawcross - it's a few minutes' walk.Up to the 1950s, trams ran underground here -
This is what it looks like now -complete with props left over from filming -
Photos of the artwork itself weren't permitted - here are a couple of publicity shots -
And my photo of the shadow of the twisting rope -
On the way out, this little pueblo of bricks is being stored in a niche -
Back to daylight -
Shawcross says this rope line is a way of understanding time - a metaphor for defining what time is - the rope swaps space for time. He uses an aesthetic of functionality. A similar work in 2003, The Nervous System (a "periously rickety" feat of "simplistic complexity"), also "wove" a rope -On his later projects he's worked with an engineer. One such is the Space Trumpet, in the atrium of a corporate building - it moves to a new position at midday and is based on early devices used for listening for airplanes -See more of his work here.