Our video wizard has put together a very nice short film about Temenos, the Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond sculpture in Middlesbrough. E&T went along to the unveiling, met the key people involved and boarded a handy helicopter helpfully supplied for an aerial overview of the massive artwork. The article is from the latest issue of E&T magazine and the video is at the bottom of the page.
The best part of the day was going for the lunch launch at the nearby technical college, where the catering students laid on quite the celebration spread, the highlight of which was this specially created Temenos cake. There was something comically English about internationally renowned artist Anish Kapoor and the world’s pre-eminent structural engineer, Cecil Balmond, ceremonially cutting a Victoria sponge cake like it was a big family birthday party. Kapoor made out like a bandit, helping himself to the first piece and then disappearing round the corner to devour it. For the record, it was a good cake. Very moist.