Roland Biermann

"The London Eye"

Check out this new project by Roland Biermann as part of an online exhibition Monuments to the Future. 


The London Eye or Millennium Wheel, was built to signal a new era, with London, and thus Britain, leading the world. Now it seems this wheel of fortune has spun in the wrong direction, as the country reels from the tragedy of the pandemic and a profound uncertainty about its post-Brexit future. G. Roland Biermann captures the wheel sitting sedentary as a stone or an unwound clock, lit by an eerie blue light in honor of National Health Service workers. When the wheel begins to turn once more, filled with tourists looking out across the city, will they behold a city and country truly returned to life, or a shell of its former self, uncertain and anxious?


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March 12, 2021
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