‘The Line’ Presents New Works

Art & Culture

The Line is London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk. It is a journey that snakes through various creative works for all sorts of people to enjoy. Under Carolyn Miner, The Line's new Curator, selected works from Bill Viola's Transfiguration series and a newly commisioned sculpture by James Balmforth have been added to the walk.

Viola's video art series will be presented in the House Mill, a Grade 1 listed, 18th-century tidal mill. The mill is located on a man-made island on the River Lea in the heart of London's East End. In it, Viola's Transfiguration will explore water and shapes- capturing images that move from obscurity to clarity through an imperceptible wall of water. Viola's aim in this is to confront significant questions about our existence through subtle metamorphosis.

Balmforth's work, Inhibition Point, will be located on much steadier land. The sculpture is a steel column with a section gouged out of it, an external intrusion that threatens to destabalise the structure. Through this sculpture, Balmforth is reinforcing his commitment to the exploration of thresholds.

If you want to have a wander through The Line to view these new exhibits, you can find Transfiguration open seven days a week, 11am-4pm starting from now until the 28th of August. Inhibition Point has also now been installed at the Royal Docks.

For more information on The Line, visit their website here.