2017's art project was The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue), by Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross.

This was his largest mechanical work to date, stretching out to 16m in diameter underneath the vast St Pancras International roof. Mesmerising and methodical, it consists of three articulated arms with sails that expand and contract as they orbit and eclipse each other in mid-air.

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, we are proud to have showcased The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue), 2017 by UK artist Conrad Shawcross RA.


Conrad Shawcross RA

The artist explored subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. In recent years Conrad Shawcross RA had expanded his practice to tackle public spaces, with major works in Dulwich Park (Three Perpetual Chords, 2015), the Royal Academy of Arts courtyard (The Dappled Light of the Sun, 2015) and Chatsworth House (Beyond Limits, 2015).

In 2016, Paradigm, a 14m high monumental work, was unveiled outside the Francis Crick Institute in the heart of King's Cross, London, and a major architectural intervention, The Optic Clock, was unveiled for the Greenwich Peninsula low carbon Energy Centre.

Shawcross' work has been exhibited at leading UK and international arts organisations.