(Kinetic Installation, 2014) paper, wood, plastic, metal, motors, carbon fibre, digital components, batteries

Site-specific kinetic installation commissioned by MK Fringe in TheCentreMK (see videos below to appreciate the movement and sound).

This piece has evolved into a different and more ambitious touring work – here is the current iteration of Breathing Room (with thanks to an Unlimited Commission.)

Ownership of public space was the fringe theme, and I interested in the hard line between commercial and non-commercial space in Milton Keynes. I got as much breadth of Milton Keynes community as possible to donate their waste paper, from which I constructed a living, breathing representation of the community, recolonizing the commercial space. We had donations from all sorts of charities, civic bodies, interest groups, and individuals, including copies of degree certificates, and old school work!

I was overwhelmed by the response this pieceĀ generated. The public really embraced it, and you can see a very brief clip of me talking about it on the local news here.

Here’s a couple of quick videos – I’m afraid it’s just me wafting an iphone about to get a sense of the motion and sound.

Here’s a gallery of pictures, including some of the construction, and of the opening. Thanks to Maja Dunn, Legge, and Hilly Edwards for the unofficial photographs.

(related pieces: Fake Plastic Trees; Atomize; Street Interventions)