Trinity Buoy Wharf
19th century ; 21st century
FOURTH WALL CREATIONS
Exterior view: The Faraday Effect. An interactive commemorative installation in the hut once used by the Trinity Buoy Wharf clerk to pay the shipyard workers. Sited beneath the Experimental Lighthouse (James DOUGLASS, 1864). This hut now commemorates the scientist Michael Faraday who once had a workshop on this site. Text reads: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN COME IN- / SIDE TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD / OF FAMOUS SCIENTIST MICHAEL / FARADAY. STEP BACK IN TIME / TO EXPLORE THIS INCREDIBLE / MAN'S GENIUS AND FIND OUT / WHY SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT / HE WAS 'HOPPING' MAD! / DISCOVER THE MIRACLE OF / HIS INVENTIONS AND ENJOY / THIS FULLY SENSORY / EXPERIENCE CREATED TO / CELEBRATE THE WORK HE / DID AT TRINITY BUOY WHARF. Fourth Wall Creations are a creative partnership between the artists Ana Ospina and Cara Flynn. Location: Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands. Trinity Buoy Wharf has a number of the original Dock buildings still standing. These include the Experimental Lighthouse and the Chain and Buoy Store (Archt: James DOUGLASS, 1864) used for training and trials. The wharf was occupied by Trinity House for the repair, maintenance and storage of their buoys and lightships. Closed in 1988, it re-opened in 1998 as a centre for the arts and creative industries. The Long Player project (Jem FINER, 2000-3000) is based within the Lighthouse and the University of East London has Fine Art and Dance studios here. Container City I (2001) & II (2002) and Riverside Building (2005) are buildings made from containers infiltrated onto the site between different existing buildings. Urban Space Management, who developed the site and commissioned The Faraday Effect, have their offices in The Riverside Building.
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FOURTH WALL CREATIONS
Creator Dates - Born:
Docks -- Remodeling for other use
Offices -- England -- London
Urban renewal -- England -- London
Memorials -- England -- London