Facade: 

 

This photographic piece Telling a New Storey was long planned to be about the symbolically charged status of super-modern (usually corporate) urban architecture. A residency in Canary Wharf in 2017 resulted in the work which is part of my ongoing research into our perceptions relating to urban spaces.

 

The myth of Whittington still holds sway over us. In the city we can transform ourselves, just as architecture  transforms the urban environment.

The piece uses  projection, photographs and sculpture. The projections are symbolic of the city as palimpsest as well as asking the viewer to consider what is 'real',  what is an illusion, and what is  a reflection.  The photographed tableaux include sculptural abstractions of the building type, and caused me to question where the boundaries of still life and landscape lie.

 

The transparencies are printed in A4 format acknowledging the ubiquitous size of corporate 'documentation'.