See Shaida Walking. 2015 as it takes pride of place amongst the bustling streets of vibrant Soho. The subject of Julian Opie's illuminated work is ideally placed on Broadwick Street opposite Carnaby Street, the pedestrianised shopping zone.
When talking about this piece of work, Opie says: "I wanted to draw people just the way they look walking down my street, any street. I asked random people to spare me 20 minutes and be filmed walking on a treadmill… I built a display cabinet using LED technology usually seen on billboards and information panels. I found a public spot and placed the object on a plinth like a bronze statue of a civic hero to stride endlessly as a living drawing and as part of the crowd."
Opie (UK) lives and works in London. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally with major museum exhibitions including shows at Kunstverein in Cologne, plus the Hayward Gallery and ICA in London, MAK in Vienna, Art Tower Mito in Japan, MOCAK in Krakow, Taidehalli in Helsinki as well as the Delhi Triennial, Venice Biennale and Documenta.
Warm up with some Indian spice with a late lunch or early dinner at Masala Zone, in the heart of bustling Soho.
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Venue Details & Map
71 Broadwick StreetLondonW1F 9QY