The artists behind the public art for Triangle gave a lunchtime talk at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where they told the audience that it’s one of the best projects they have ever worked on.
Talking about their 25 year collaboration, artist duo Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier said that the In Other Words project allowed them to create the “vast text piece” they had always wanted to produce and having the contributions of words from Cambridge Assessment staff and learners across the globe and Cambridge residents as well as the archive, had been extremely positive addition to the project. They also talked about other work including Vong’s 1993 Turner Prize nominated piece Neon Rice Field. You can view the whole talk here https://youtu.be/gJgSomQKKVA
In Other Words features layers of script in different languages created in ceramic and printed onto glass. The words come from the public response to the question ‘What is Knowledge?’, as well as the Cambridge Assessment archive. Contributions in 34 different languages were received from the public. The work will feature on the entrance to the building and on a 39m tower that will be a stunning landmark when approaching from the south of the City.