Photo Credit: Katalin Hausel
'Elsewhere' takes distance, and the way we try to overcome it through memory and imagination, as its starting point. Living in Oxford, but having old, peculiar ties to Edinburgh, I looked at maps and satellite photos of the city and started to make drawings in which actual locations become closed kaleidoscopic systems that are there to see but not to access. They all take specific locations in Edinburgh as their departure point - the Waverly Station, an airport building, a small port, and an oil refinery. The same images were used to make the 12 large pentagonal drawing panels for the unfolded dodecahedron, which is the core of the installation. The 3-dimensional drawing is anchored into the gallery space by a wall-drawing which is, once again, a found satellite photo of a building in Edinburgh, the hexagonal structure of the Scottish Widows Insurance Company offices. Its crystal structure on the wall reflects the surroundings back onto the city in a way that it becomes a perfect geometric form.
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