23rd May 2015
Bow Creek,, London E14 6RN
The Line Trail opening
Let’s be frank here: a creative juxtaposition of shopping trolleys and canals – even in today’s world of conceptual art overload – tends not to elicit responses of unbridled enthusiastic appreciation.
But then, this is no ordinary pile of salvaged debris from the murky depths: this is Abigail Fallis’s DNA DL90 – a commissioned work of art which is currently part of The Line: East London’s sculpture trail that celebrates the Meridian and which, at the same time, brings people to a part of London they’d probably never have considered visiting – and already given a bit of a heads-up in a previous post [which seems to have nabbed the obvious music link, so I shouldn’t really link to this even if it is more relevant].
This chunk of the walk not only gives you the opportunity to experience one of the last remaining areas of industrial dockland not (yet) fallen to the unrelenting march of the Developer (and to be honest, some of the old buildings are more interesting than some of the sculptures), it also introduces you to the charming Cody Dock – a grungie oasis of urban creativity and community gardening. With a Damien Hirst, if you like that sort of thing.
Anyway, seeing as we’ve done Johnny Cash already, we’ll have Harry Belafonte this time.