Reviews and Essays

The following exhibition reviews were written for Saturation Point, the online editorial and curatorial project for reductive, geometric and systems artists working in the UK:

Open Systems / C & C Gallery / London / 13 January – 2 April 2018

‘Eccentric Geometric / Arthouse1 / London / 4 – 29 May 2017

The Experience of Colour: Astrazione Oggettiva / Estorick Collection / London / 13 April – 31 July 2016

Place is a defined Space

This MA dissertation discusses whether place is a defined space. It begins with Henri Lefebvre’s concept of the abstraction of space and determines how current landscape strategies facilitate this abstraction. In the abstraction of space, space and law are bound to each other. It questions that if movement is commanded by space, can space be read? The dissertation also discusses an object’s ‘technological aura‘, or ‘extended presence’, and questions how this presence effects an individual’s movement in space and perception of time. It also addresses the temporal aspects of place and concludes whether place is a defined space.

A Guide for Selecting a Park Bench

This paper discusses the orientation and organisation of public space that is based upon an economic landscape strategy. It focuses upon three relevant spaces: the psychic realm, the space of direct experience and the space of the landscape. The paper is in the form of a guide and relates to a park to provide the reader with an imagined space to apply its ideas.  It concludes that we orientate and organise space and in return it orientates and organises us.