Mark Wallinger

Chigwell UK 1959, lives and works in London, UK

When Parallel Lines Meet at Infinity
video projection, no sound
variable, 60 minutes (loop)

A complete loop of the Circle Line, this piece is a haunting elegy for lost journeys on London transport and the tireless repetition of a commuting Londoner's life. A painted black dot, representative of the vanishing point of perspective, is the mark of infinity in the work – the train constantly chasing it and yet never reaching it, the monotony of a particular part of life in striking imagery.