LV + Murakami = $$$$$
May 22 – June 15, 2008
London I New York
New York: Fulton Ferry Landing – Old Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Near Brooklyn Bridge)
London: More London – Riverside London SE1 2DB (Near Tower Bridge)
“Hardly anyone knows that there’s an unfinished tunnel running deep under the Atlantic, linking London and New York… This astonishing feat of engineering was the brainchild of one – Alexander Stanhope St. George, a man who’d been inspired as a child by chance encounter with the greatest engineer of them all – Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The project bankrupted him, and he died insane, his life’s work abandoned… Over a century later, the engineer’s great-grandson, the artist Paul St. George, was rummaging through a dusty family archive. There he discover maps and documents that pinpointed the tunnel’s location alongside plans for an invention called a Telectroscope, designed to allow people on one side of the world to see right through the tunnel from one end to the other. Now St. George is collaborating with creative producers, Artichoke, to deliver his ancestor’s vision by building a pair of Telectroscopes and opening them to the public for the first time. “
All I can say is it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and go see for yourself! Alexander Stanhope St. George’s project is not so far fetched to us but for his time it was impossible. If only he was around to witness the technological evolution!
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
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