Intimate display of anonymous secrets.
LOCATION Outside Hilton Bankside, Prices Street, SE1 0UG
DATES 12 May – 4 June
TIMES All day, every day
What’s your secret? Everyone has personal thoughts and facts about themselves that aren’t always shared. Well now is your time to reveal your deepest secrets or quirks anonymously.
Taiwanese-American artist Candy Chang is giving people a chance to confess these thoughts without having to feel vulnerable to the outside world. Stop by Prices Street outside Hilton London Bankside, enter a booth and write down whatever thoughts you want to share on a wooden plaque. Unsigned, drop your confession into a box amongst other anonymous entries.
Throughout the festival, a gallery of hanging confessions will be created outside the booths where you can delve into others’ thoughts – some may be shocking and some might show we are not alone in our quirks!
Look out for confessions graffitied on the streets of Bankside as part of the installation. The Distillery bar at Hilton London Bankside will also be naming shots inspired by confessions. Name the ingredients of a mystery shot, post on social media and the winner will be treated to a weekend in the penthouse suite. Find out more in the bar.
In partnership with Hilton London Bankside.
About the artist:
Through the activation of public spaces around the world, Candy Chang creates installations that examine the dynamics between society and the psyche. These participatory works explore public rituals for catharsis, consolation, and intimacy. Inspired by Japanese Shinto shrine prayer walls, Post Secret, and Catholicism, Chang invites people to write and submit confessions in shared spaces to cultivate reflection, perspective, and kinship among strangers.