Converse Column

New public art commission

University of Leeds, autumn 2018

The University of Leeds has commissioned Liliane Lijn to create a new work of public art for its campus.

Lijn’s Converse Column, a nine-meter high revolving column of transforming words, will be sited adjacent to Nexus, the University’s new centre, designed to inspire collaboration and innovation with real world impact.

Converse Column references Lijn’s iconic early 1960’s Poem Machines and, more recently, her Poemdrums that spin and disengage words from the composed text.

Lijn called on staff and students to contribute ideas and to help create text for the artwork.

The artwork will be unveiled in autumn 2018, when the building is due to open.

Read more about the commission here

(Image: poemdrum Glass Feet, 2011)