Open House London 2013
The Activist Interior
I entered the below work into the A4C: A4 Art For Charity exhibition in Maidstone. This work is influenced by a Promenade Architecturellethrough Canterbury. I was drawn to the patterns I saw and also the variety of spaces that compose Canterbury. I questioned the definition of public space and how it is perceived. I found that by repeating and manipulating everyday objects we often overlook, new patterns and forms can be created. It can also begin to provoke thought and even redefine objects. This interested in pattern and perception is something which I have continued and developed in my work.
While observing the staircase we noticed that the majority of people gaze through the gap between the two brick walls which are adjacent to the staircase. We also recored a number of people who glanced at the space between the brick walls, from other angles in the surrounding space. It was interesting to note the way people moved on the staircase as they would offend move from side to side. For our intervention we wanted to create an object that would alter what people saw when they looked through the gap and also due to the fact that the staircase is a rather dark space change the light and atmosphere in the confined area.