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LDF 2010: Size + Matter

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This year’s Size + Matter installtion for the LDF sees Paul Cocksedge drop a giant brass penny on the Southbank

Another of the Festival’s high-profile pieces, the Size + Matter installation aims to breathe new life into a familiar material.  Working with brass, Cocksedge’s Drop plays with the properties of the metal to show it in a new light.

The premise of Drop is that a giant penny has ‘fallen to Earth from a giant’s palm’.  The brass has been magnetised so that visitors can engage with the piece by sticking on their own pennies.  Over the course of the residency, the brass coin will effectively become copper plated. 

No good deed should go unrewarded and so Cocksedge has partnered with the charity Barnado’s to turn every publicly-contributed penny into one pound for charity.

The installation will be present on the Southbank until 17 October.

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