Sixty individual letters hang suspended forty meters above the ground in the vast atrium space at Senator House on the River Thames in London.
This building sits directly over the ruins of Roman baths, which were historically used as a place to gather and connect, and we used this as our source of inspiration. The sea of seemingly random letters represents echoes of past conversations, rising like steam from the surface of the hot pools.
The Roman typeface, which we designed specifically for the installation, illuminates in a varied palette of colours, to connect the letters and spell out the time on every hour.
As such the space functions as a giant timepiece, providing order amongst apparent chaos and linking the past, present, and future.
Sixty 1m x 1m letters
Steel Rig, Acrylic Lightbox
Senator House, London