Jacques Rival – Identified Flying Object
IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT reflects the transience of King’s Cross and the rapid changes it is undergoing. During the day, IFO acts as a framing device for the daily theatre of the street. At night, it becomes a luminous spectrum re-emitting the energy it has accumulated during the day.
On selected nights, IFO takes off and dramatically hangs from the cranes constructing the new King’s Cross. During these nocturnal ascensions, the cage reveals its bottomless structure releasing past memories and signalling the next phase of construction.