IMG 8419 - Fire Garden at the Tate Modern

Fire Garden by Compagnie Carabosse turned the front of Tate Modern into a “crackling and spitting, after-dark adventure”.

IMG 8360 - Fire Garden at the Tate Modern

It was a fantastic experience to wander among burning metal sculptures, candles, spinning hearths, and flickering flowerpots. I really enjoyed the spectacle. St. Paul’s Cathedral with its burning dome and IK Joong Kang’s Floating Dreams down on the river provided a splendid backdrop. There was a band playing live music.

IMG 8419 - Fire Garden at the Tate Modern

I have here a few of the pictures I took at the event which was part of the 350 anniversary celebrations of the Great Fire of London. I was experimenting with getting far higher resolution images from an old DSLR so perhaps the colour rendition of the images is not quite correct.

IMG 8496 - Fire Garden at the Tate Modern

Tonight is of course the finale in the 1666 celebrations. The burning of a 140m scale model of 17th Century London sited on a barge in the river will be the highlight of those celebrations.

IMG 8508 - Fire Garden at the Tate Modern

Here’s a full news report on Compagnie Carabosse’s work at the Tate.