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Wandsworth Council: New mobile sculpture on the River Thames to be unveiled in Nine Elms this summer

14 July 2021 0

Co-commissioned by Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms on the South Bank and Royal Docks, the sculpture is a new work of art for the river with a series of live demonstrations taking place throughout the summer in Battersea and at the Royal Docks. A former 1980s commercial Thames workboat, MUDSKIPPER, has been transformed by James Capper into a fully mobile sculpture (9.2 metres in length and 14.5 tons in weight), which has the ability to navigate across bodies of water and land the foreshore using a set of hydraulic jacks, offering passers-by the chance to see an experimental sculpture that crosses art, sciences and the speculative engineering divide.
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