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11 Oct 2022

Phantom railings in Bloomsbury

screenshot - a hand in front of a concrete wall, the remnants of old metal railings apparent on its upper surface
From the BBC film report

“An interactive sound sculpture by Chilean artist Catalina Pollak uses the movements of pedestrians to evoke the ghost of a lost iron fence in London.

The site of the invention is a garden in Bloomsbury whose railings were removed as part of the war effort during World War II and never replaced.” (BBC news, 11 October 2012)