At its core, my work is concerned with control. Specifically: aesthetic exemplars of control within the British landscape. Interventions, alterations, modifications and interruptions all act as indicators of human intent. "Affordable Renders" is the result of a period of research on temporary structures of control, such as barriers, signage and borders and their role in shaping new-build settlements within the rural British landscape. These settlements utilise a tribal application of colour; dividing and dominating their surroundings. They strive to outwardly project self-assurance, security and unflinching stability in an accelerated housing climate. These spaces lack civic structures. Isolated and separated from infrastructure, they are transient environments; caught in flux between hopeful aspiration and resigned acceptance.
Erola Arcalis • Theo Ellison • Victoria Fornieles • Miyoung Kim • Ben McDonnell • Matt Taylor •