I make installations from gaffer tape and stuff I find in the street. I bring bits of London into my studio to make work, so for Cornered Stories it makes sense to leave that stuff outside, to make work directly in London corners. I have two ideas:
The first involves a roll of gaffer tape and the streets around my studio. I will find sharp angles and enclosed spaces, and use them as points to make small tape installations in them. The tape will take on its surroundings with each new placement, creating a sticky map of all the places I’ve been. The pieces of tape will be presented as a series. Nailed to a white wall. Maybe in a corner.
I’ve also been thinking about Richard Wentworth’s photographs. I like the idea of making small interventions in London corners, making a piece of work by utilizing whatever detritus is already there or in the immediate vicinity. Or take chalk or charcoal. I don’t want to add ‘litter’, or leave anything behind. I want these pieces to look like they belong there. As if no artistic (or otherwise) intervention has been made. They will only be privy to those who notice, like a secret language between like-minds. A language that only a select audience understands. This project will be documented with photographs.