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Richard Wilson - The room with the rotating view


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A council has changed a city centre eyesore into an eye-catching piece of art...by turning the building inside out.

Commuters are sure to be astonished by the rotating facade that will reveal a glimpse of the interior.

It's the brainchild of sculptor Richard Wilson, who cut an egg-shaped section out of the derelict building opposite Moorfields station in Liverpool, fixing the eight metre diameter piece on a pivot.

Mr Wilson is one of Britain's best known sculptors. He has been nominated for the Turner Prize twice and represented Britain at Biennial festivals across the world.

His artwork, called Turning The Place Over, has cost £450,000 and will run from June 20th until the end of 2008.

It was organised by the Culture Company and Liverpool Biennal. The Culture Company said it was an "astonishing feat of engineering, which will stun audiences."

We suggest not rotating it when it's raining though.



in: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=460539&in_page_id=1770
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