Atomic bombings to be marked – in Piccadilly

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The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago this week are to be marked by a digital work of public art.

Imperial War Museums have commissioned the artists Es Devlin, winner of three Olivier Awards for her theatres designs, and her studio colleague the Japanese trained Machiko Weston to create the piece, I Saw the End of the World.

The digital work will appear on a 45-metre wide screen at Piccadilly Circus precisely at 8.10am on Thursday, August 6, and at 11 am on Sunday, August 9, the exact times of the atomic bombing of the two Japanese cities by the US Air Force in 1945.

 

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