Starting a site specific installation
Last week I went for a quick site visit to the beautiful grade II listed church building in Swaythling, Southampton where I will be creating a site specific installation. On either side of the church there are three sets of organ pipes. With nine pipes in each set there are a total of fifty four of these lovely original pipes. It is these pipes that I plan to use as the focus for the resulting structure comprised of 3000 meters of gold elastic cord arcing from pipes to the roof of the building.
I hope to enhance visitors experience in the space by drawing attention to this architectural aspect of the building which represents a very real connection between the past and the present of the building’s use as a place of collective worship.