Photo Credit: Alejandro Olya Torres
This site specific installation was installed at Pitzhanger Manor House in May 2011. Strongly influenced by the devastation caused by both the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 and more recently the tsunami in Japan this work challenges our notions of stability in relation to our environment.
Carefully integrated into a basement room of John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor house, Void contemplates the nature of devastation and uncertainty. Beneath the elaborately decorative mouldings and arches the floor collapses, sinking into an unquantifiable pool of black oil.
Walking on the floor one is filled with both fear and intrigue as the desire to explore and play is mingled with anxiety as the stability of the ground and personal safety is questioned.
700cm x 400cm
wood, bitumen, ink, water
Architecture & environment