Alexandre da Cunha, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset

Edited by Eleanor Pinfield with contributions by Andy Byford, Lisa Blackmore. Gillian Darley & Rebecca Watson

Softcover, 130 pages, RRP £37.50

Published by Kerber Verlag, designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio and edited by Eleanor Pinfield, the Director of Art on the Underground

Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset is a monumental kinetic sculpture for Battersea Power Station Underground station. Stretching 95m and 60m in length, the artwork incorporates two friezes that face each other along the length of the ticket hall. The artwork was inspired by the former control room at Battersea Power Station and its system of vertical bars that regulated the production and output of electricity into the city. Combining this with resonances of the daily flow of dawn to dusk, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset refers to cycles, routine, the everyday and eternity.

Published by Kerber Verlag and edited by Eleanor Pinfield, the Director of Art on the Underground, the book explores the monumental artwork. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio, the book features the entire run of the artwork, alongside archival and installation photography of the artwork and behind the scenes shots.

The publication features essays from art historian Lisa Blackmore exploring the artist’s practice, a geographical and social history of the local area around Battersea Power Station from architecture and design writer Gillian Darley, an essay on commissioning the work by Eleanor Pinfield and a creative prose work responding to the artwork from writer Rebecca Watson.