Ape-ocalypse in Waterloo this weekend
Whether you’re excited about the impending Dawn of the Planet of the Apes or you simply love a walk down an eerie dark tunnel this new Ape-ocalypse is sure to appeal.
Artist Martin Firrell has taken over the Vaults below Waterloo Station to bring an interactive art experience to London through some massive projections.
Firrell, whose work has been described as ‘art as debate’, has created five different underground environments, each dominated by a word or phrase: words stand tall as a man in pitch-blackness; the underground spaces rumble with ‘found sound’. Visitors are given torches to explore and discover texts.
He has implicated some of pop culture’s most compelling memes (Carry On, Planet of the Apes, Firefly) and some of London’s most iconic buildings (The National Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, The Royal Opera House, Tate Britain and St Paul’s Cathedral) in his public art works.
Commenting on the new public artwork, Firrell says:
“With IT ENDS HERE, my intention was to explore the deeper value of Planet of the Apes’ particular corner of pop culture, locating truths that cast light on our attempts to live humanely in an over-crowded and tension-filled world.”
IT ENDS HERE – Human nature and the road to redemption or hell Public art by Martin Firrell | The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN | Until Saturday 12 July, 2014, 4.00 – 10.00pm | FREE ENTRY (Unsuitable for children under 12)