Works are underway to realise artist Alex Chinneck's Bankside planned MERGE installation 'Miner on the Moon (Upside Down House)'. Chinneck began work on the derelict building at 20 Blackfriars Road in October, one day after completing his sliding house installation 'from the knees of my nose to the belly of my toes' in Margate.
Supported by Mace, 'Miner on the Moon' is the biggest and most complex project MERGE has undertaken to date. Thanks to huge amounts of support in kind the installation is being made of high quality construction materials and due to this we are pleased to announce that this, MERGE 2013's Grande finale, will open this November and remain as a public art work on Blackfriars Road for a full three years.
'Miner on the Moon' is part of Bankside Transformed, a public art project part of MERGE Festival. MERGE is created by Better Bankside and Illuminate Productions, and supported by Tate Modern, Arts Council England, Mace, Benchmark, Lyons & Annoot, Ibstock brick and Fischer.