A Theory of Spaces
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This book describes the theoretical basis for my practice with examples from recent projects. The e-book pdf can be downloaded here.
“There are spaces today of every kind and every size, for every use and every function. To live is to pass from one space to another, while doing your best not to bump yourself” (Perec, 1999, p. 6).
We live our lives in space, but are too often unaware of and hence complicit in the reshaping and manipulation of the space around us. My practice focuses on spatial investigation, encompassing questions relating to how we exist in space, how spaces are constantly changing, shaping and defining our lives, how we in turn define, think of and relate to space, and on how art can prompt consideration and questioning of the world around us. I set out to create an understanding of these questions by research from multiple viewpoints, addressing Physical or Mathematical Space through creating data; Experienced Space through reflective writing; and Contextual Space through identifying signs that indicate the wider political and technological forces at work. My working process is deconstructive in considering each viewpoint, for example separating the mathematical attributes from the physical. I use architectural materials to convey meaning whilst connecting the work to physical space.