The Possession of Space
Possession of space within the financial district of London can be associated with the pursuit of control over the built environment by installing a corporate trophy landscape, where the sense of a cultural, social environment is all but eradicated. The work aims to reinterpret our physical position within space, in an area of a city that should be called 'public space'. It focuses on using new body-positions to discretely violate the institutional posturing of the city (body) language, destabilizing its formality. By using an entirely different set of body forms to create a different (body) language, we exercise our right to inhabit space, our freedom to move and intervene as we wish, without demands being implied or enforced.
William Eckersley • Thalia Galanopoulou • Yuxin Jiang • Noriko Kaneko • Jon Meade • Emma Milsom • Rakesh Mohindra • Luke Smith • Andrew Willard • Kerstin Zahn •