A new and innovative outdoor work by Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum is currently installed at King’s Cross, marking the start of a new series of public commissions for the area. No.700 Reflectors, Cubitt Sq. 2016 occupies the full length of Lewis Cubitt Square, measuring 50 metres long and three and a half metres high.
The sculpture creates a dynamic interaction with viewers as they pass by- 35,000 reflectors work to create a continuous surface of colour and form, which is constantly in shifting and in flux. Complex 3D surfaces and vividly saturated colours bring a unique and original sensation to the busy urban environment.
Begum’s work is part of The King’s Cross Project, a scheme consisting of a three-year commissioned programme for the surrounding buildings and public spaces of the iconic capital, as curated by Tamsin Dillon and Rebecca Heald.