Photo Credit: Victoria Lucas
The variety of surfaces in Preston Bus Station is captured and re-presented as an ever shifting digital collage. The elements captured within this notorious structure bear witness to time as the rust, scratches, and grime infiltrate the clean lines and polished surfaces. Gum vehemently punctuates the floors, names and shapes scratched in to the wooden surface line the partitions, and rust corrodes the metallic finish and fastenings. The edited strips of contrasting surfaces simultaneously reveal and conceal a gritty aesthetic that has replaced the modernist sheen of this unkept structure. The surfaces, like the ideologies the building represents, are being lost to time. Victoria Lucas utilises the transient nature of video to fleetingly re-construct and re-imagine past events, often from the starting point of an everyday object, place or situation. These elements form an investigation into the everyday, capturing and bringing to light minutiae as a means to address underlying existential concerns.
Film & video