Manifold (Major Third) 5:4

Conrad Shawcross

Manifold (Major Third) 5:4 by British artist Conrad Shawcross RA will be found outside the western entrance to the Elizabeth line station at Liverpool Street later this year. The artwork is a vast bronze sculpture representing a chord falling into silence extrapolated from observations of a Victorian pendulum-driven drawing machine known as a harmonograph, which was instrumental in the birth of the science of synaesthesia. This sculpture is the physical incarnation of the mathematics within a chord.

Manifold (Major Third) 5:4 is forthcoming.

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Commissioned in 2019 as part of The Crossrail Art Foundation’s public art programme for the Elizabeth line with the support of Victoria Miro Gallery.


This project was co-funded by Landsec and the City of London Corporation.