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Marble Arch Mound has an infinity room by British sculptor Anthony James

To celebrate the launch of London’s newest 25m-high Mound in Marble Arch, Westminster City Council and W1 Curates present a new fully immersive installation Lightfield by British sculptor Anthony James represented by Opera Gallery.

Lightfield will be the first exhibition in the newly built visitor hall underneath Marble Arch Hill, running until December 2021. This public art project in the heart of London aims at brings people together to celebrate the unity and revival of our arts and culture after a difficult year.

This is the first time Anthony James has created an infinity room with his artworks. Exploring a cosmos of harmony and symmetry, 12 Transmorphic Cubes formed from stainless steel, specialised glass and LED lights will be digitally transformed into an ever-changing mesmerising universe. When grouped together, the sculptures explore the concept of infinity and transports visitors into the future and beyond, forcing them to look deep inside the glass cases while interacting with the mirrored reflections and lights.

Situated on one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, Marble Arch Moundsits above a brand-new temporary visitor centre designed to help the city climb back to post-Covid prosperity and recognise the area’s beauty and importance. Launched by Westminster City Council and designed by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, Marble Arch Mound towers over its John Nash-designed Grade I listed monument, with a viewing platform offering incredible never-before-seen views across Hyde Park, Marylebone and Oxford Street, with a path winding to the top among mature trees and plants.

Anthony James is no stranger to London’s art scene. His recognisable LED sculptures were showcased at both Masterpiece London in 2019 and Mayfair Sculpture Trail in 2020 and 2021. Earlier this year, Anthony James’ new public artwork Constellations was installed across 36 digital canvases wrapped around Flannels Flagship store on Oxford Street in a powerful light display. His copper Ferrari 250 GTO was on display as part of Mayfair Sculpture Trail 2021.

“Lightfield consists of 12 cubes that allude to the mycorrhizal nature of birch tree forests. Gesturing unity consciousness these geometric LED cubes all communicate with a single computer soul creating a large canvas for light to dance around. This is the first time my works have been displayed and viewed in this fully immersive way – installed within an infinity room that transports visitors into another world to create a meditative and limitless narrative.” 

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Marble Arch mound opens on Monday 26th of July and tickets can be booked here.

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