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Berkeley Square

Circling the Square is a new temporary commission by Kate Davis and David Moore, collaborating as Me/We. It heralds the start of a three-year programme of installations at Berkeley Square, commissioned by Grosvenor Britain and Ireland and curated by Modus Operandi. 

 

Situated in the newly completed Nightingale’s Corner of the historic square - named after the famed romantic Vera Lynn song ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’, the work invites the viewer to pause and observe the unique qualities of the square.

 

Research into the area and dialogue between the artists and community representatives inspired the form and visual imagery of the work. The flanking panels of the sculpture bear richly coloured imagery, text information and an acrostic poem by Mark Ward, revealing the distinctiveness of Mayfair, past and present.

 

The work is in place until end of August 2020. It will be followed by a twice-yearly rotation of site-inspired installations that draw from aspects of the locality, its communities, architecture and institutions.

 

Circling the Square Part 2 can be viewed on the link to the right. These new photographic images and words, which were intended to be installed on the work at the point of changeover in March, were re-imagined to reflect the very much changed situation we all find ourselves in, but also to continue to engage with the specific location of Berkeley Square, its people and histories. The new images were installed at the end of May and can now be viewed in situ.

 

Artists

ME/WE, Kate Davis, David Moore

Title of work

Circling the Square

Client

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Location

Berkeley Square

Year

2020

Image credit

David Moore


'Circling the Square' Part 2