London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
has six permanent site-specific commissioned art works,
that both reflect and contrast with our academic programme.
For further information, following the link from the highlighted
2004: Two major sculptural commissions in the access routes
to the new North Courtyard Building, by Richard
2002: Martina Kramer’s commission in the main stairwell
opened in May 2002. Her large scale work, ‘Ramifications’,
comprises two complementary series of paintings in the stairwell
in the main part of the Keppel Street building at LSHTM. The
installation draw upon fractal geometry and are painted on
shiny stainless steel to create an irregular whole built up
from regular and symmetric basic forms. The movement of light
makes the surface of the work responsive, reflecting both literally
and metaphorically the vertical passage of the people using
2002: Collection: Persistent Items, by Julian
Walker was commissioned
for the 2002 exhibition Hygiene and installed on the stairwell,
an enthusiastic response to this work by regular users of the
stairs led to a decision to purchase and retain it along with
the other major commissions.
2001: The first two commissions, by Susan
Brind and Gary Perkins,
were opened in June 2001.
Susan Brind's installation focuses on the School's research
into malaria. Referencing research from the Classical Period
to the 20th Century, 'bad air [mal'aria]' distributes a text
around the walls of the ground floor of one of the School's
main buildings in Keppel Street. Hand rendered in gold leaf,
ideas created by a delirious mind and fevered body, factual
information and beliefs of the period, merge as a cycle of
thoughts. The proximity of rational, objective texts to the
more emotive ones generates a poetic space for the viewer or
reader within the School's architecture.
Gary Perkins' video installation
was in place 2001-2006, but unfortunately had to come down
following renovation of the School reception area. The work
echoed the levels of scrutiny and study that characterises
the School. A series of oblique and oddly beautiful images
were relayed through the network of sixteen miniature surveillance
cameras, researching the very fabric of the building, and shown
on a security style monitor in the foyer. An Adobe Acrobat
(PDF) version of the brochure produced along with this commission
is available: Perkins.pdf (298k)
The links provide more detailed documentation of the commissions.
For more information you can contact Tony
Fletcher who is coordinating this programme
at LSHTM: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All commissions to date have been funded by the LSHTM, however we welcome offers
of sponsorship for future commissions.
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