Mudskipper Mobile Sculpture at Battersea Power Station
British artist James Capper will unveil his amazing and ambitious new work Mudskipper, a large-scale mobile sculpture, at Battersea Power Station on Sunday 18th July 2021. Mudskipper is a former 1980s commercial Thames workboat that has been transformed into a fully mobile sculpture. Co-commissioned by us, Nine Elms on the Southbank and Royal Docks, this new work of art for the river will be on display throughout the Summer, including a series of live demonstrations.
Prepare to be amazed…Mudskipper has the ability to navigate its way across water and land, using a set of hydraulic jacks, offering passers-by the chance to see an experimental sculpture that crosses art, sciences and the speculative engineering divide.
Starting at Battersea Power Station, the sculpture will travel down the River Thames and demonstrate its amphibious abilities on the foreshore on the North East section of riverside, by Chelsea Bridge car park. In between demonstrations, MUDSKIPPER will be moored by the Battersea Power Station Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier for passers-by to enjoy. It will then head east to Royal Docks where there will be four demonstrations and it will be displayed in the Royal Victoria Dock with an exhibition at the Good Hotel (Monday 2 August - Sunday 5 September), before travelling back to Battersea Power Station where it will be exhibited outside our iconic Grade II* listed building.
The Battersea demonstration dates to add to your diary:
- Friday 23rd July – Demonstration starts at 6:30pm
- Saturday 31st July – Demonstration starts 12pm
Demonstrations will take place on the North East section of riverside, by Chelsea Bridge car park and last approximately 45 minutes. Once complete, Mudskipper will stay on the foreshore for people to view until the tide picks her back up.