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plaster & wood
The fascination I have for ghost buildings grew when I was studying in Roubaix, in the North of France. Upon the rebuilding of this old industrial city, the structures that so many people called home were torn down and partially revealed to the public - as they left remanence of the past on their neighbour's wall.
A new composition is uncovered as rooms and stairwells, which were once all separated by walls, floors, and ceilings, fall together after the removal of these divisions. The tracks left by these divisions create yet another layer of mapping allowing the viewer to imagine possibilities of what life may have been like inside this once occupied void.
Much like the divisions that made up these homes these tiles use a wooden mould that is burnt away leaving their marking and creating its structure.
HOW CAN I BRIDGE THE PRIVATE TO THE PUBLIC UPON DECONSTRUCTION?
'The Permanence of Remnants' - Installation