Photo Credit: Patrick Lowry
Scattered around the NT Tin Mines and Engines site in Pool Cornwall are many objects and architectural remains which, through decay or displacement, no longer give clear indication of their original function. One of these ambiguous abandoned objects, a large rectangular steel box structure, turned out, on further investigation, to be a lift cage in which miners were winched down the mine shaft to their place of work many fathoms below the surface.
Cage replicates this object and re-orientates it (the original abandoned cage lies on its side) and presents it in a way that gives the illusion of it disappearing below the ground. This re-presentation will hopefully allow the viewer to get a much clear sense of this objects original purpose.
125cm x 200cm x 120cm
plywood, acrylic mirror, acrylic paint