Thames in London to be transformed by major art show

Art Installations by artist Julius Popp which installed on Canary Wharf
Image caption Bit.fall will spell out words from live news feeds

The River Thames in London is set to be transformed by a series of contemporary art works placed directly in the water and on its banks.

The Drift art show will include two waterfall features called bit.fall, by German artist Julius Popp, which will spell out words from live news feeds.

The high-tech waterfalls will be displayed in in central London and in Canary Wharf in east London.

The show will run from Thursday 4 November until early January 2011.

Drift curator Caroline Jones said: "We are delighted to be staging Drift again this year and helping to bring art directly into the lives of people enjoying the river.

"The art works are all in the public domain so people will come across them naturally."

The first Drift art show took place in 2008.

Other installations planned for this year's show by exhibition organisers Illuminate Productions include a ghostly, wind-powered fog light, which will glow from the water next to Bankside Pier.

And on 2 November and 6 November an origami paper boat will be assembled with the help of the public on the waterside, and then sailed away by the artist.

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