alex chinneck installs 'knotted' post boxes across the UK
 

alex chinneck installs 'knotted' post boxes across the UK

british artist alex chinneck has installed a series of ‘knotted’ postboxes across the UK. the surrealist sculptures, which form part of a new artwork called ‘alphabetti spaghetti’, appear in london, margate in kent and tinsley in sheffield.

alex chinneck installs 'knotted' post boxes across the UK

images courtesy of the artist

 

 

alex chinneck is best known for creating mind-bending temporary public artworks. during milan design week earlier this year, he made the traditional facade of a building appear as though it had been zipped open. he created a similar illusion in 2018, when he ‘peeled away’ the facade of an abandoned office building, also in kent. 

alex chinneck installs 'knotted' post boxes across the UK

 

 

the locations of the new sculptures were chosen because they have a significant meaning for the artist. the east london site is where chinneck created his first public artwork in 2012 – a derelict warehouse with 312 identically smashed windows. 

alex chinneck installs 'knotted' post boxes across the UK

 

 

in 2013 chinneck installed a house with a curved frontage that appeared as though it was sliding into the front garden. he is currently working in tinsley, in the north-east of sheffield, preparing a major new public art trail of sculptural red brick chimneys, inspired by the city’s industrial heritage.

 

 

whilst the sheffield iteration of alphabetti spaghetti will be in place until 29 september, and the sculpture in margate will remain in situ until 12 january, the london installation will remain on caxton street permanently.

 

project info

 

title: alphabetti spaghetti
year: 2019 – present
visit: all saints avenue, margate, ct9
event: margate now festival
partners: kent county council, seccads
visit: caxton works, london, e16
partners: u+i
visit: norborough road, tinsley
partners: british land, henry boot, tinsley art project
photography: marc wilmot

  • great stuff Alex – how about tying Boris or Trump in a knot and installing them in the Thames?? 😉

    greg Jeffrery says:
  • I would love to see the looks on kids faces the first time…

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi says:

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