St. Pancras Truck

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Title

St. Pancras Truck

Description

This sculpture was thought for St. Pancras station, located in northern London; the building dates back to 1861 and its victorian character contributes to frame this work as unreal, even if the artist through his works wants to communicate much more than that and goes beyond this “fantastic” dimension to reach a much deeper reflection on the de-functioning of the object, gazing at reality from a different perspective. The twisting of the vehicle is always part of this techniques of distortion of perception that Wurm adopts almost to create an epiphany of the object itself, a new life and a new meaning. The project was commissioned by St. Pancras train station, but has never been realized. The artist declared that “the truck was planned with a maximum length of 10m, the Commission found that too small, it should have been 20m!”.
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Creator

Wurm, Erwin

Date

2012

Contributor

Rossi, Valentina

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Still Image

Rights Holder

Erwin Wurm
MoRE Museum

Collection

Citation

Wurm, Erwin, “St. Pancras Truck,” MoRE, accessed December 14, 2019, http://www.moremuseum.org/omeka/items/show/15.

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