Static

Steel, glass and large format transparencies
Site specific installation made for Fabrica, Brighton and shown as part of Incidents exhibition1996

Static was built within the Fabrica gallery space over a two week period.  The steel structure delineated a room size volume which spanned and was supported by the architecture of the old church.  Glass sheets holding large format transparencies intersected through the steel structure at various points.  Each of these showed a photograph of the view of the space from that particular viewpoint within the structure.  However the lighting within each the images suggested an atmosphere very different to the actual present one.

The installation was inspired by the architecture and history of the building, and the title of the work made a playful reference to the ambiguous meaning of the word ‘static’.