passage is self-contained, quintessential concrete footpath, installed at varying lengths in response to the scale of the gallery in which it is situated. At base it is a path to walk across, with its standard width but varied length between 'cracks' it further encourages a participant to alter the rhythm of their gait. passage draws on the habitation and behaviour associated with footpaths, gallery spaces, and a certain children's rhyme, in order to construct a familiar but not-quite-known thing, space, and set of relations or behaviours. By transposing the known habitation of other spaces, it seeks to lower perceived threat levels or barriers for an individual viewer to tactile interaction, and pose a multi-faceted, open-ended invitation: to look at, skip across, lean against or tip-toe over.
passage, 2013, glass-fibre reinforced concrete, high density polystyrene, sculptural installation, dimensions variable.