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Documentation of Richard Wilson's Turning the Place Over

2007

A short video that documents artist Richard Wilson's intervention into a building in Liverpool's city center.

"One of Wilson's very rare temporary works, Turning the Place Over colonises Cross Keys House, Moorfields. It runs in daylight hours, triggered by a light sensor.

Turning the Place Over consists of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the fašade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving fašade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing 'window', offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.”