220 members of the public gathered for a socially distanced nude art installation at London’s Alexandra Palace in the first major participatory work of art since lockdown.
Celebrating participation and freedom, the installation by the renowned artist Spencer Tunick, titled Everyone Together, was supported by Sky Arts to mark the channel becoming free for everyone to watch from today.
Sky Arts, the UK’s only channel dedicated to arts and culture, is now available on Freeview and Freesat, supercharging its mission to increase access to and drive participation in the arts at a vital time for the cultural sector.
The artwork, created in the early hours of the morning, saw volunteers strip completely naked apart from white masks to cover their faces. The members of the public stood at least one - metre apart to ensure their safety, adhering to social distancing guidelines. The photographs captured of the artwork reflect the ways the pandemic has forced us to reconsider connectivity and our proximity with strangers.
The installation, which took place on 12 September, was organised in compliance with Covid-19 secure guidelines. As well as wearing face masks and observing social distancing throughout the day, the participants were subject to strict safety controls including a pre-screening questionnaire, temperature checks on arrival and being arranged into position in a one-way queue via megaphone.