Rainbow sea of foam transforms London’s public space into artistic isolation
In a public space in London, people gathered to watch a cascade of colorful foam transform an outdoor stairwell into an art installation.
The Island of Scum was part of a free art festival in the British capital.
German artist Stephanie Lüning created the Sea of Rainbows in her first exhibition in the UK.
One of the participants, Yemisi Ajakaiye, 11, described the event as “amazing”.
“I’ve never seen anything like it, and if you look at all the kids getting messy, it’s actually hilarious,” she said.
According to the artist, the meaning of the exhibition is to be deciphered by the public.
“For me, it’s also important that people can somehow put their own meaning into the artwork,” Lüning said. “But of course a fleeting subject is very important in this work, that you only have the moment, you can only experience it will never be the same again.
“I can’t repeat this one tomorrow,” she continued. “It will be different. Every day is different. You can’t hold anything back.”
Lüning created the insulation by running water tinted with food coloring through a foam-making machine.
The colorful result was then rolled down the stairs and onto the surrounding area.
Some of the participants were invited to touch and play in the foam before it evaporated.
The event took place at the Tide, Peninsula Square, London.