Beijing

Entitled ‘Manuscript (Seats of Poetry)’, Paul Cocksedge Studio's sculptural design celebrates a wonderful Chinese invention, manuscript paper, the foundation of global literature and communication. It follows Cocksedge's ongoing interest in this inspirational material, and his investigations into its morphological potential.

At 20 metres long by 6.7 metres high, the sculpture's impressive scale also presents itself as a monument to the industrial capability of China. The individual sheets making up this complex structure are precisely fabricated and assembled by local manufacturers.

Upon closer inspection the piece is made up of rolled steel pages inscribed with poems carefully curated from Chinese and English sources. ‘Manuscript' is about the exchange of words, poetry and knowledge between Beijing and London.

Project Credits
Artist: Paul Cocksedge
Seen on: Dezeen