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Langlands & Bell have utilised laser technology to create an ethereal sphere suspended inside a block of optical crystal glass, a map of a world in transition described solely by the mass of air routes linking the world’s cities.
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Langlands & Bell have utilised laser technology to create an ethereal sphere suspended inside a block of optical crystal glass, a map of a world in transition described solely by the mass of air routes linking the world’s cities.
Commissioned by The Multiple Store in 2001, this extraordinary work has been produced in China using the finest quality glass and a unique process that combines advanced computer programming skills with the latest laser technology, first developed during the Cold War by Russia as part of its Star Wars programme.

Additional Information

Weight 3.3 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 10 cm
Edition Size

100

Materials

Laser-etched crystal glass

Date

2000

Langlands & Bell (Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell) were shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2004 for their work ‘The House of Osama bin Laden’. In the same year they won the BAFTA Award for Interactive Art Installation.

The artists’ commissioned permanent memorial to Frank Pick, the visionary first CEO of London Transport, will be unveiled at Piccadilly Circus Underground station on 7 November 2016.

In 2008 their ‘Moving World (Night & Day)’ two monumental outdoor sculptures made of glass, granite and digitally controlled neon, was installed at Heathrow Terminal 5.

In 2012 the Mairie de Paris commissioned Langlands & Bell to design “Call & Response”, new “interactive” entrances for the Porte de Vincennes Metro station.

Their works are held by many major international collections including MoMA, New York, Tate, the Arts Council, British Council, the UK Government Art Collection, the Saatchi Collection, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

This information was last updated in 2016. For the most up to date information see www.langlandsandbell.com