See your words in new campus sculpture
International artist Liliane Lijn needs your help to create a striking new piece of public art for campus. The artwork will be associated with Nexus, the University's new centre for promoting collaboration and partnership.
The artwork will use light, motion and language to explore how unexpected juxtapositions can provoke fresh meanings. Converse Column will be a nine-metre high revolving column of transforming words, forming a landmark on campus and within the city. It draws upon Lijn's Poem Machines, and more recently, her Poemdrums, which spin and disengage words from the composed text.
Lijn is keen to involve the University community in the creation of this important artwork. You are invited to contribute your ideas and texts to be included as part of the Converse Column.
Public Art on campus is supported by a lively programme of events, including Public Art Shorts, round-table discussions and creative workshops.
Visit our events pages for further details.