Describing Architecture

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33 Chairs / Elizabeth Shotton & Roger Mullin


Hahnemühle paper, ink, conte, chalk
1280mm x 2030mm [framed]

The character of place arises not simply, nor perhaps foremost, from the metrics of space, but rather through its occupation and use. Metrics defined by professionals are revealed, refined or altered through the disposition of less fixed forms within its boundary, transforming the reading of space into place.

33 Chairs is a study of scale, figure and detail in three identical folding chairs, culled from a group of several hundred of their kin. Hung on a wall, they alter the figuration of the boundary, while on their release and unfolding, they redefine the spatial characteristics of the space into place.