Photo Credit: Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley
'A Welcome Break' is the third piece in a body of works titled 'M5 Southbound: Welcome Break' which explores the exterior and interior landscapes of the motorway and service station. Installation, models, video, photographs and sound are used to engage the viewer in a series of physical and spatial experiences which recover our asphalt landscapes and locate them as destinations.
'A Welcome Break' presents a partially enclosed table top-model with clear glass windows in two sides for viewing. The model describes a café at a motorway services as an interior reduced to a floor, two walls, chairs and light. The viewer is projected into this interior landscape through the sound of a woman recollecting a visit there. This memory of some place and no-place begins to invest the transient with meaning and encounter and imagine it as a new site for individual and collective memory.
170cm x 154cm x 154cm