INQUEST IN PROGRESS
Inside these epicenters of busy activity lie local authorities. Procedures taking place by the operators within contribute to our lived experience; these brutalist buildings act as shrines to Modernism's quest for an unattainable utopia - forever walking a tight-rope with dystopia. The ambivalent visions of present and past leaders highlight the impossibility of a perfect society. The support offered by authorities comes with a price of control, often extreme and sometimes unseen. In structures wrapped in red tape, swimming in protocol, bureaucracy staggers progression. In a world cemented in systems, with space dictated by its function, maybe the only place paradise can reside is in our imagination; unfixed, borderless and infinite.
Stuart Anderson • Lisa Craddock • Peter Green • Gwilym Morris • Daniel Shaw • Silje Syvertsen •