An army of artists have assembled to question how we relate to conflict in the modern world. At precisely 11.05am on Remembrance Day, more than 30 performers will occupy spaces in ten underground stations where they will interpret a series of works by creative people from across the capital under the title No Man’s Land.
Artists taking part include videographers, musicians and artists from Leytonstone, Edmonton, Golders Green, Hackney, Kings Cross and Kentish Town and the project promises everything from classical flute music in Green Park to reggae in Oxford Circus.
The concept is overseen and originated by John McKiernan from Lewisham live performance collective Platform-7.
John admits the initial plan was ambitious.
“We set out to take over 30 London Underground stations but No Man’s Land is deliberately blighted with bureaucracy, boundaries and barriers,” says John. “The intention of the event was to, in some way, mimic the experiences of those creating plans and preparing to head to the trenches in World War One.”
Events are taking place at Angel, Charing Cross, Embankment, Green Park, Knightsbridge, London Bridge, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s and Waterloo Underground Stations on November 11 at 11.05am. The empty Eurostar building at Waterloo will house the sculptures, which will be open to view on Sunday, November 11, 9am-2pm. l www.platforma.org.uk/events/no-mans-land