Sculpture installation, site specific
With the assistance of artist Duncan Ward (www.theoldjoys.com) a set of crowd management barriers were photographed in various London locations. They controlled and directed the public for no reason at all. Some people were completely unawre, some were cautious, and other people responded to them in curious ways. The barriers became a 'frame' to the unconscious actions within.
I had tried to borrow barriers from banks and post offices but no one would lend them. I ended up buying them at cost from the manufacturer Tensator. They were extremely heavy and at every point of public transport we were challenged thinking we had stolen them - thankfully I was carrying the purchase paperwork. And our arms ached so much by the end.
They remained in my posession for some months, around the house, until we moved and then I put them on Ebay. They sold to a man from the midlands who ran a golf centre.
Invisible Cities, 1997-2000
These groups of works respond to the megastructures of cities through consumer packaging, personal objects and capitalist detritus. Circuit City is built from redundant computer parts, LCD displays and CDs; Polystyrene City starts out as a pristine white structure of obelisks and industrial temples and gradually acquires tape highways and media images and slogans, before undergoing it's apocalypse of fire and erosion; City models, classical labyrinths and tombs, inviting doorways to an outside world, a semi-autobiogragpical Tale of Two Cities, and a Tower of Babel.
Systems and Veneration, 1995-2000
Line and tube interventions; icons and tribal ornaments.
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