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James Capper

Artist James Capper
Medium Steel, light, motor
Title Sea Light
Location and Times
In the river at Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1. The installation is wind-powered and, conditions allowing, glows in the river after dark.

Courtesy of Hannah Barry Gallery

"...a ghostly light shines its lonely beacon from the water…”

James Capper’s mysterious Sea Light is a wind-powered fog light that is placed directly in the waters of the Thames. Set on a mechanical structure reminiscent of 1960’s engineering, the light glows – wind conditions permitting – from the river as night falls.