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Meanwhile... across town

Cerith Wyn Evans' installation Meanwhile... across town permeated the centre of London in 2004 with a Morse code message transmitted from the neon signs of the landmark Centre Point Tower on Oxford Street.

Using the letters 'o' and 'i' from Centre Point's famous sign, Evans transmitted an extract from The Visible and Invisible, an unfinished book by the French existentialist philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty [1908-1961]. Meanwhile… across town appeared as an elegant and subtly perverse way of pointing to no more than the communication itself; through the archaic communication tool of Morse code, broadcasted across town, its message became, ultimately, temporarily, an intrinsic part of the cityscape.


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Meanwhile... across town

Cerith Wyn Evans
2004

Cerith Wyn Evans' installation Meanwhile... across town permeated the centre of London in 2004 with a Morse code message transmitted from the neon signs of the landmark Centre Point Tower on Oxford Street.

Using the letters 'o' and 'i' from Centre Point's famous sign, Evans transmitted an extract from The Visible and Invisible, an unfinished book by the French existentialist philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty [1908-1961]. Meanwhile… across town appeared as an elegant and subtly perverse way of pointing to no more than the communication itself; through the archaic communication tool of Morse code, broadcasted across town, its message became, ultimately, temporarily, an intrinsic part of the cityscape.

  • Premiered

    Centre Point Tower, London, UK

  • Credits

    Meanwhile... across town was created by Cerith Wyn Evans in 2004. Produced by Forma. Curated by Mathieu Copeland.

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Cerith Wyn Evans, Meanwhile... across town, 2004

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Cerith Wyn Evans, Meanwhile... across town, 2004

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Cerith Wyn Evans is an artist living and working in London. Evans’ conceptual practice incorporates a wide range of media, often exploring the relation between light and text, between thought and meaning; often constructing situations conscious of a viewers’ presence. Recent solo exhibitions include the Museo Tamayo (2018), Tate Britain Commission (2017), White Cube Bermondsey, London and the Museion Bolzano (both 2015); Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2014); TBA-21 Augarten, Vienna (2013) and De La Warr Pavillion, East Sussex (2012). Cerith Wyn Evans is represented by White Cube.

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