Temporary Gypsum drawings of life size floor plans of buildings, mapped onto grass in different Southwark parks. Remembering buildings that once stood in the borough and others from elsewhere that have a connection to South East London.
London Bridge returned from Arizona to Honour Oak Park, a line of Victorian houses revealed in Burgess Park, Timbuktu University brought to Peckham Rye, Robert Browning’s Cottage placed in Dulwich Park, the Mayflower and the SS Great Britain anchored into Kingstairs Gardens.

Transferring or revealing a building causes shifts in realities and interpretations of both the environment and the space. Moving evidence of environments to other locations highlights differences, an object or element out of its ordinary context becomes by the surprise of its unusual placement, highly visible.

Bachelard: The Poetics of space
“… The house shelters day dreaming, the house
protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. …. ”

 

G.Bachelard, The Poetics of Space , trans, M. Jolas, Us: Beacon Press Books,1969.p.5.