Disused platform in Charing Cross station

EVENT

5pm — Midnight

Advanced Booking Required

Korean artist Koo Jeong A creates a new site-specific installation that responds to the uncanny disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground Station, by creating a sensory environment using smell and light – that considers the architecture of the Underground as a place of bodily encounters and movement.

Used for training and rare film shoots – most recently in Bond film Skyfall – thousands of commuters pass by the silent platforms on a daily basis without knowing they exist. Jeong A’s work incorporates objects, still and moving images, audio elements, and aromas to create site-specific environments that question the boundaries between fact and fiction and alter our sense of reality. In her environments, nothing is merely ordinary; on the contrary, any material or phenomena – be it a mound of charcoal, a shaft of iron, or a glare of sunlight – are transformed into new discoveries or journeys.

The project is co-commissioned with Art on the Underground and Transport for London, including a creative collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)
and Scentys.

OTRO, Koo Jeong A, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London

Biography

Koo Jeong A (born 1967, Seoul, Korea) studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and currently lives in London. Major solo exhibitions of her work include: 4.3.3. at pinksummer, Genoa, Italy, 2016; Everton Park Wheels Park project, Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2015; Oussser, Fondazione La Raia, Novi Ligure, Italy, 2014; Koo Jeong A: 16:07, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, 2012; OTRO, E opened his eyes he is now walking, CCA KITAKYUSHU Project Gallery, Kitakyushu, 2011 and Constellation Congress, DIA Art Foundation, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, 2011.

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To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.

Location

Disused Platform of the Jubilee Line
at Charing Cross Underground Station

All bookers for this event will be emailed in advance with specific details about how to gain access to the venue.
Please note that there is no step-free access to the station and a moderate level of fitness is required to walk the 100 static escalator steps and stairs between ground and platform level and along the route.

Public transport

Plan your journey using Transport for London’s Journey Planner or call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.

London Underground

The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo and British Rail lines) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines). Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District, and Circle lines) are also nearby.

Rail

The nearest train station is Charing Cross.

Bus

Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, and 176 stop at Trafalgar Square.

Bike

The nearest bike stands are on Orange Street, St Martin’s Street, St Martin’s Place, and Duncannon Street.

Please check Urban Cycle Parking for further information. The nearest Santander Cycles docking stations are on St Martin’s Street, Craven Street, Pall Mall East, William IV Street, Charles II Street and Oxendon Street. You can also use Cyclestreets to plan your cycle journey.

Boat

The nearest pier is Embankment.

Car

There is a parking space on Orange Street for Blue Badge holders only. Please book in advance by calling 020 7747 2590.

There are designated parking bays on St Martin’s Street. Please phone Westminster Parking Information Service on 020 7823 4567 for more information. Public car parks are available nearby in Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.

ACCESSIBILITY

No step-free access.


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