On a bridge connecting two railway platforms, a 'village' of copper wire houses was made in the manner of a 3-dimensional line drawing. Only the roofs were articulated, referencing our need for protection and questioning how we would interact with one another if our walls of self-preservation were gone. Using copper wire, an electrical material usually hidden behind walls, gave its typically overlooked beauty a chance to be showcased and also further emphasized the suggestion of uncommon vulnerability.
As this installation was in a public space, it invited commentary and interpretation from the general public, encouraging community engagement and interaction.
The Bridge at Tynemouth Station, Tynemouth, UK
Materials : Copper Wire
Dimensions : Variable