London's Bridges on Film (FREE) a major new public art commission

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Posted 28th Jul 2019
A special selection of films capturing a century of life along the Thames and the iconic structures spanning it, to mark the launch of Illuminated River, a major new public art commission.

The tidal ebb and flow of the Thames and its bridges have been a draw for filmmakers since the earliest years of the moving image, when Victorian pioneer RW Paul set up his camera on Blackfriars Bridge. This specially curated collection marks the launch of The Illuminated River, an ambitious new public art commission conceived by internationally-acclaimed American artist Leo Villareal and award-winning British architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, delivered by the Illuminated River Foundation.

These films capture the daily interaction of Londoners at work and play, while showcasing the architecture of the bridges themselves and their role as vital links between both sides of the river.

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