An art installation by Mount Kimbie and artist Tom Shannon was damaged in a storm yesterday and left rolling around the streets of central London.
The sculpture, made up of giant silver orbs and titled 'Four World Set', could not withstand the high winds of Storm Claudio on Tuesday, 1st November, and were sent bouncing down the high-traffic Tottenham Court Road. The installation opened on Monday, 31st October, at St. Giles Square and was due to be on display through Saturday, 5th November. There are no known injuries from the incident.
Kai Campos, one-half of the duo with Dom Maker, shared a "heartbroken" message about the destroyed sculpture to Instagram. "Seeing it completed on Sunday night was one of the most exciting things I’ve been involved with," Campos said. "...It felt like it had a life of its own and one that was just getting started. I’m absolutely gutted that more people won’t get to see it this week."
"We of course had prepared for bad weather and strong winds but just got really unlucky last night," he added. "It was amazing, but too brief."
'Four World Set' was one of two planned art installations as part of the roll-out for Mount Kimbie's new double-album, 'MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning', out this Friday, 4th November. The second piece, a film by Tyrone Lebon, is showing at London's Frieze Gallery on 4th and 5th November.
Read Campos' statement in full.