Message From The Unseen World - a collaboration between United Visual Artists and poet Nick Drake, curated by Futurecity
Situated underneath Bishop’s Bridge, this innovative and collaborative artwork celebrates the private life and professional achievements of Alan Turing, Paddington born genius mathematician and war-time code breaker. Forming a natural gateway to Paddington Central, Message from the Unseen World is fabricated from an outer shell of hole-punched aluminium through which LED lit sections of poetry by Nick Drake are visible. Commissioned for this piece, words and phrases from Drake’s verse are selected for fleeting display by computer algorithm. The poem can be read in full on the adjacent plaque.