Scottish artist plans to turn Torness into installation

14 September 2005

Edinburgh artist Ricky Demarco plans to use the Torness power station in East Lothian as a backdrop for his latest installation by projecting huge images onto the structure of the plant.

The 75-year-old plans to use Torness in what will be one of the largest-scale projections in the world.

Demarco told local media: "This will be an incredible site of something spectacular. Nuclear physics is the science that defines our age and the 21st century. Therefore, it is important we show an image of that power station which is not just a building but one that can be turned into a work of art."

The first art to be projected is expected to be a six-minute film shot by artist and film-maker Ken McMullen in collaboration with physicists at Cern, the European organisation for nuclear research, and it is hoped the film will run on a continuous loop for one year.

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