Thought of Train of Thought - Ron Arad RA

The Royal Academy of Arts and St Pancras International station has recently revealed a major site-specific installation, Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by Royal Academician Ron Arad for Terrace Wires, St Pancras’ public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.

 Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by Royal Academician Ron Arad for Terrace Wires at St Pancras International station, co-presented by HS1 Ltd. and the Royal Academy of Arts © Tim Whitby, Getty Images

Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by Royal Academician Ron Arad for Terrace Wires at St Pancras International station, co-presented by HS1 Ltd. and the Royal Academy of Arts © Tim Whitby, Getty Images

Artist Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951, educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, From 1994 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy. In 2013 he was elected as a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Art in London. 

 Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by Royal Academician Ron Arad for Terrace Wires at St Pancras International station, co-presented by HS1 Ltd. and the Royal Academy of Arts © Tim Whitby, Getty Images

Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by Royal Academician Ron Arad for Terrace Wires at St Pancras International station, co-presented by HS1 Ltd. and the Royal Academy of Arts © Tim Whitby, Getty Images

Suspended on wires from St Pancras International’s Grade 1 listed Barlow Shed roof, Thought of Train of Thought, comprises one 18 metre twisted blade made of aluminium which rotates slowly creating an optical illusion of movement. Ron Arad RA describes his work as a movement art piece ‘The rotation and the horizontal movement take turns in the viewers’ perception as the readings of the object alternate and the hypnotic effect is greater than the means, so will hopefully be the delight of the public at St Pancras.’

Thought of Train of Thought will be at St Pancras International station until January 2017