Credit: Evanescent at Leadenhall Building © Atelier Sisu

Evanescent: life-sized bubbles appear in London

Giant bubbles appear outside the Leadenhall building, otherwise known as the “Cheesegrater,” in Central London.

The artwork is titled “Evanescent” and is free and accessible to all. It is located on the west side of the Leadenhall building.

To brighten the winter months, Eastern City collaborates with and Atelier Sisu in a campaign called “Recharge” to bring awareness of mental health and wellbeing. According to Eastern City’s website, Recharge is meant to help others “reconnect with their inner child” and bring vibrant art to London.

Credit: Evanescent at Leadenhall building © Atelier Sisu

“Evanescent” means impermanence. Bubbles pop easily and do not stay very long; the slightest touch will cause them to pop. The meaning of “Evanscent” is a perfect description.

The bubble’s bright colors and size are meant to catch visitors’ eyes and bring childlike wonder and curiosity.

“The artwork was inspired during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the world stopped, and everything we took for granted started to disappear. By emulating the ethereal quality and magic of bubbles, Evanescent appeals to our childlike wonder and universal playfulness – something we all need at this time of year,” said Renzo B. Larriviere and Zara Pasfield of Atelier Sisu.

Live in the moment and enjoy this “art-chitecture.” Recharge and enjoy the art meant to bring light into the city.

“Evanescent” launched on Monday, 16 January, and will run until 10 February.