Showroom. Apartment 01
19 February – 3 March 2016
Using the rendered architectural proposition as an access point, Showroom, Apartment 1 points at the potential ruination of the urban landscape, where blue tinged remnants of the material language of regeneration fill the space. The future for these buildings has been cancelled.
Show Room, Apartment 01 is an installation work where the Black Box has been transformed into a sales suite for luxury housing. The ‘pop up’ nature of this space is akin to that of the shipping containers found within the urban landscape, objects whose original function is now obsolete.
By the nature of their incompleteness, their careless unconstrained proportions and warped pixels, these images point to the planned obsolescence which is inherent within the capitalist narrative. The buildings to which these visions point are not made to last, and this is affirmed in the production method of the images that imagine them.
Felicity Hammond will give an artist talk, on 3 March, to the Fine Art department at the University for the Creative Arts, as part of her show at Black Box.
Felicity Hammond Recent exhibitions include - Photo London, Somerset House (work presented by The Photographer’s Gallery) London 2016 *forthcoming; British Journal of Photography IPA, TJ Boulting, London 2016; UK/RAINE: Emerging Artists from the UK and Ukraine, Saatchi Gallery, London 2015;Right Here, Right Now, Lowry Museum, Manchester 2015; Unseen, South Kiosk Gallery (2015, forthcoming); Catlin Art Prize, Londonewcastle project space, London 2015; London Art Fair, South Kiosk Gallery, 2015; Contemporary Visions V, Beers Contemporary, London 2014; Les Recontres Internationales de la Photo de Fes, Morocco, 2014; Saatchi New Sensations, Victoria house, London 2014; Restore to Factory Settings, Vulpes Vulpes, London 2014;RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Roysl College of Art, London, 2014.