Future Developments

Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

November 3 - 18, 2018


Installation in group show; the conclusion to the Doremi Residency in Barrow-in-Furness.

'Future developments' is based on the 1:1 measurements of the Type 24 WW2 pillbox bunkers that line Barrow's waterfront.

OSB board, CLS timber, plastic, padlock, hasp & staple, site safety signs, ivy (Hedera helix) and brambles (Rubus fruticosus).

"The bunker is not really founded; it floats on ground that is not a socle for its balance, but a moving and random expanse that belongs to the oceanic expanse, and extends it. It is this relative autonomy that balances the floating bunker, guaranteeing its stability in the middle of probable modifications to the surrounding terrain."

Paul Virilio, Bunker Archeology

"The future lies ahead like a glittering city, but like the cities of the desert disappears when approached."

Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry