Mixing Volt And Water For Spectacular Results

Between September 6 and 16, a never-before-seen film by visual artist Max Hattler will be shown on a giant screen of water, rising from Britain’s Regent’s Canal.

What has this to do with fuel-efficient cars? The film is commissioned by Vauxhall Motors and is one of six projects forming The Vauxhall Ampera Season at The Kings Cross Filling Station.

London based designer Max Hattler describes his animation as a “psychedelic geometric ballet,” with abstract shapes playing out into a circus of super energized movement and color. The film will be projected onto a high-powered jet of water that forms a 10×15 meter screen rising from the canal, for showings every hour between 8 and 10 p.m., and disappears again without a trace.

Curator John Bingham-Hall says: “With the Vauxhall Ampera’s forward-thinking technology as a starting point, Vauxhall Motors and Office Of Change wanted to commission not just fresh artwork from designer Max Hattler but create an innovative way to show art in London. The Canal Commission will be a sensational visual event to view from The Kings Cross Filling Station.”

The “Vauxhall Ampera Season” is the inaugural season of cultural programming at the newly created King’s Cross Filling Station, London’s latest landmark. This season is inspired by the Vauxhall Ampera, the Chevrolet Volt’s British sister.

The six month season has been developed to offer an engaging and relevant program of culture, free to the public, with a focus on celebrating the fascinating future of art, science and technology.