Jacques Rival: IFO (Identified Flying Object)

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Discover a giant birdcage in Battle Bridge Place, King's Cross. Jacques Rival’s spectacular installation IFO (Identified Flying Object) stands at 9m (29ft) in height and, magnificently lit in neon, it invites us to walk through its bars and enjoy the swing that’s in its centre.

This unusual object is a permanent piece in the King’s Cross area. Designed to be a scenographic installation for an urban playing field, but also a true light installation expressing an urban message, it’s found its place at the crossroads of King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations.

Jacques Rival is a French artist and architect who uses different design tools to create surprising urban installations. The purpose of his work is to encourage the public to explore unknown areas and enrich everyday life by adding a hint of the unexpected.

This installation is a permanent public artwork, so you’ll still be able to see it after Lumiere London 2018 has ended. Find out which other Lumiere London works can be seen after the festival.

What’s nearby?

While in the area, take a wander along the pretty Regent’s Canal with its colourful narrowboats and canalside walks. If you’re peckish, head to German Gymnasium for central European delights served up in the former gym’s relaxed Grand Café or stylish restaurant. And don’t miss the other installations in King’s Cross.

The programme may be subject to change or cancellation due to circumstances beyond the event organiser's control.

Lumiere London is a free-to-view festival.

Opening times:

Available to view from 5.30pm to 10.30pm.

Venue details & map

Battle Bridge Place


Kings Cross