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Taxi, street sweeper and traffic light form South Bank sculpture

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An old London taxi, a street sweeping machine, traffic cones, bollards and construction lights have been turned into a sound and light installation on the South Bank.

Sherbet Dab Swivel
Taxi, street sweeper and traffic light form South Bank sculpture

Sherbet Dab Swivel is a temporary outdoor sculpture outside the Royal Festival Hall by Southbank Centre artist-in-residence Ujino.

Sherbet Dab Swivel takes part of its title from Cockney rhyming slang (sherbet dab = cab). Inspired by the many equestrian statues he found around the city, the Japanese sculptor and musician Ujino based his work on a heroic figure on horseback.

Ujino takes ordinary appliances such as blenders, hairdryers and power tools and connects them to a mixing desk which automatically controls the components.

The sculpture can be seen daily at Festival Terrace from 10am to 10pm until 24 April. Ujino's project Ugly Knitting is at The Hayward Project Space; admission free.

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