Skip to content

the BOG project – Brighton Fringe Festival

April 20, 2012
tags: , ,

Collate Presents – the BOG project – Friday 4th May 2012

Design duo Gem Barton and Carly Jayne of Collate Presents have produced a series of installations and sculptures designed to highlight the issues surrounding empty space. The mini-installations will furnish the cubicles of some of Brighton’s best venues and spaces for the duration of the Brighton Fringe Festival, with the intention of inspiring and engaging with the occupier. Make sure you keep checking the website for updates and a map of the cubicles!

I’m really excited about this trail of installations; my own work focuses on the communication between site-specific installation and the viewer. I’m intrigued by their relationship and reaction to the work, and how this can differ when you reveal or reserve a component. I love the element of comic humour of installing the sculptures into functioning cubicles, taking the most mundane of our everyday tasks into something more inspiring.

This project reminds me fondly of the Toilet Gallery, Kingston. Numerous exhibitions were held in the disused ladies public toilet, including the brilliant Shelly Wyn-de-Bank, who exhibited her soft-sculptures and drawings, and the placement of work into the clean, porcelain space was inspiring.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 20, 2012 9:08 pm

    I wish I could see this project in person…

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: