The titles of the work recount the cold emotionless titles of engineering drawings with their bland description and revision numbers as the drawings are superseded.
Architectural Apparatus No.1 [Divisor]
The architecture of division and oppression bisect this space. There is no path through the steel wall except by passage made outside the space, yet by placing this boundary out of context and within a gallery, it reverses the expected and established rolls thus allowing our dominance of this ‘Apparatus’. The title references Foucault’sDiscipline and Punishment.
Architectural Apparatus No.2 [Fiscal Structure]
The Greco-Roman or Palladian façade has, since the Renaissance, been appropriated by bodies such as governments, financial institutions and individuals, to signify the solidity, trust and the established values of that body which they seek to represent.
Have we been misled by this? Has it come to confirm the other meaning of the word ‘façade’ where the intention is to deceive and its veracity is a sham; its continued existence shored up by desperate financial manipulation from behind. This work reflects that, with a crude timber structure preventing the façade from collapse.
The text “Integrity Protecting the Work of Man” is the somewhat ironic title of the relief sculpture by John Quincy Adams Ward bounded by the pediment on the front of the New York Stock Exchange.
Architectural Apparatus No.5 Rev.1 [Inverted Triumphal Arch] and Architectural Apparatus No.6 [Inclined/Reclined/ Declined Triumphal Arch]
Architectural Apparatus No.5 Rev.1 [Inverted Triumphal Arch] and Architectural Apparatus No.6 [Inclined/Reclined/ Declined Triumphal Arch] are the last in the series of works reflecting the architectural forms of the classic Greco-Roman monuments.