In June 2018, Art on the Underground will present a major commission by British artist Heather Phillipson for the disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station. Phillipson’s commission will be unveiled on 7 June 2018, and will fill the 80m platform at the station. ‘my name is lettie eggsyrub’ will be Phillipson’s first public commission in the UK, and will be on view for one year.
London-based Phillipson works in video, sculpture, online media, music, drawing, poetry and what she calls walk-in collages. Relationships between human and non-human animals are a recurring theme in her work and for this commission she will focus on the egg as an object of reproduction, subject to human interference. In her space-filling sculptural and video installation for Gloucester Road’s disused platform, Phillipson will use video game-style layout techniques to magnify eggs and avian body-parts to monstrous proportions.