PUBLIC SPACE - BLAKE IN GATESHEAD, 1996


BLAKE IN GATESHEAD, 1996


Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, U.K.
Cast iron, steel, glass, light.
Cast iron plate: 5 x 500 cm / Fence: 180 x 150 cm

Commissioned by: the Metropolitan Borough Council Libraries and Arts. Gateshead, 1996
Project: "Temporary Contemporary. Visual Arts Year" U.K.
Curated by: Sune Nordgren.

Walking near the Tyne and thinking of Blake, I thought a new bridge was needed, a vertical bridge to bring us towards another kind of landscape. That landscape is above our heads and underneath our feet and maybe because it is too close or too far it is unattainable.
To build a bridge, a bridge of light in Gateshead, near the Tyne and thinking of Blake.

Jaume Plensa