Notting Dale Campus
Zone 2 - Notting Hill + Holland Park
Notting Dale Campus, Breakers Place, London W11 4AN, UK
KIMSOOJA Cities on the Move – 11633 Miles of Bottari Truck, 1998 at The Yellow Building, Notting Dale Campus
The Yellow Building’s most striking and attention-grabbing atrium artwork is the 2 Ton Hyundai Truck by Korean artist Kimsooja currently parked and overlooking Breaker’s Place.
The truck’s bed is loaded with a mound of colourful Bottari (cloth bundles sewn by Kimsooja herself) bound together to form an interactive piece of performance art. The truck was driven through Korean cities from November 4 to 14, 1997 with Kimsooja sitting atop the bundles capturing the journey on film to create a reflection on the role of women in society, and voluntary or involuntary migration and movement.
The film has been shown around the world and even projected onto a Seoul building – she has since recreated this in cities such as Paris proving its global contemporary relevance by evoking both a nostalgic feeling for the past whilst projecting hope for the future and new beginnings. The truck may have found its resting positioning at Notting Dale but the stories it has told and the roads it has travelled will forever give it meaning in a changing world
A Truly original campus created for extraordinary people.
Set around the focal point of Breaker’s place, each building has its own character and purpose.
An unrivalled and striking contemporary art collection by world famous artists adorns the Notting Dale Campus, truly setting it apart from any other working environment in London.
The collection spans a wide range of eras, media and styles, from Jeff Koons’ Baroque Egg with Bow which sits proudly in The Yellow Building atrium alongside work by David Hockney, to Damien Hirst’s famous ‘spot painting’ in The George Building and specially commissioned sculpture by Philip King, Tra La La at the heart of the campus in Breaker’s Place.
Creativity plays an important role in the campus’s spirit and the evolving collection keeps this alive with celebrated curators continuing to source and add to it.