Rana Begum, No. 700 Reflectors, 2016

Installation


Photograph: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

Photograph: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

Photograph: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

A model of the work made at the proposal stage

Planning diagram

Installation. Photograph: Rana Begum

Installation. Photograph: Rana Begum

Installation. Photograph: Rana Begum


Photograph: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

Photograph: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

Photograph: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

A model of the work made at the proposal stage

Planning diagram

Installation. Photograph: Rana Begum

Installation. Photograph: Rana Begum

Installation. Photograph: Rana Begum


No. 700 Reflectors is a semi-permanent artwork at King’s Cross. A massive 50 metres long, it features 30,000 reflectors which create a continuous surface of shifting colour and form. The work was commissioned for a civic space that accommodates lots of different kinds of activities. It had to be resilient, work in different weathers, and catch the eye.

Works like this can appear deceptively simple so I have included images of the intense process of planning and making.

This work was commissioned as part of The King’s Cross Project.

kingscross.co.uk/kings-cross-project
kingscross.co.uk/no-700-reflectors