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Monday, November 21, 2011
A rainbow-coloured neon cage has been unveiled at King’s Cross.
In situ for two years, IFO (Identified Flying Object) by French artist Jacques Rival will light up the sky by night and come to rest on the ground by day.
IFO is the first of several contemporary art installations planned for the King’s Cross development over the coming years.
The cage stands at nine metres high, with bars wide enough so visitors can enter and sit on the swing at its centre during the day.
By night, the bars of the cage are illuminated and once a month the whole artwork will be hoisted up into the air by crane.
Works for the arts programme have been chosen to reflect King’s Cross’ status as an international hub and transport exchange.