A fluorescent red lion roars poetry in London’s Trafalgar Square
By James Herring on Thursday, September 20, 2018
A fifth lion has joined the pride beneath Nelson’s column in an activation by Google Arts & Culture for London Design Festival.
Please Feed The Lions is a stunning interactive sculpture created by artist and designer Es Devlin, who has become known for her innovative projection-mapped sculptures that fuse light, music, and technology.
According to the BBC ‘Members of the public can type in a word on a screen next to the lion, which then creates a poem based on that word, generated by an algorithm.’
By day, the poem will be shown on a screen inside the lion’s mouth. At night time a stream of poetry will then be projected onto Nelson’s Column.’
Words can also be submitted online.
A making of video shows the construction pocess