KCAW: Words on the Hill

September 29, 2020

WORDS ON THE HILL is an audiovisual installation. Created by artist Maya Sanbar and The Coronet Theatre, it forms part of KCAW’s 2020 public art trail.

Opening on National Poetry Day, this outdoor installation celebrates the power of words through sound and a visual landscape of poems climbing up to the sky, at the iconic Coronet Theatre building on Notting Hill Gate.

Words and images are sewn into 80 metres of cloth, while a soundscape of classic and contemporary poetry is broadcast in a multitude of languages. This is an ode to the curative power of self expression, that transcends cultural differences and celebrates the musicality of words.