Appearing Rooms

Appearing Rooms was an interactive sculpture by the Danish artist Jeppe Hein, installed in Preston’s Market Square for six weeks during the summer of 2006. The sculpture radically transformed the nature of the space from a thoroughfare and shortcut to other locations in the city, to a place in which people chose to spend time and interact. Appearing Rooms was especially popular with families, many of whom travelled from outside of Preston to visit the work, armed with towels and swimming costumes.

Artist: Jeppe Hein
Location: Preston Market Square
Year: 2006
Partners:  Preston City Council
Funders: Arts Council of England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Lancashire County Council

In Certain Places

VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE