I'll Pick You Up After Lunch

Georgia Gendall & Jo Scandrett

The artists invited patrolling 'Redcaps' to tip 5400 orange ping-pong balls into Granary Square. Over the day the balls were tipped out three times. The wind howled and the balls rolled through the fountains and across the square, making a delicate tinkling sound. For twelve hours – a Redcap working shift – the artists picked up the balls one by one with litter pickers. Passers-by gathered them in ones, and in bagfuls. Feet and vehicles burst them. At the end of the day 611 balls were recovered.

Georgia and Jo were commissioned in 2015 as part of Unannounced Acts of Publicness with support from Argent.