Regent Street ⁄ Regent’s Park
(Dickens thought it looked like a racetrack), 2009
Regent Street / Regent’s Park (Dickens Thought It Looked Like a Racetrack) investigates major 19th-century urban-development changes that favoured the individual’s freedom of movement for the first time, but whose architecture restricted collective movements and gatherings. For this work I roamed Regent Street and the area around the park for several days, photographing as many shop and street signs, fences and barriers as I could. I subsequently redrew and scanned them all, and then installed them in a true-to-scale site plan of the streets. The result is an overload of pictures, logos, signals and signs that regulate the movements and perceptions of passersby.
In: Extraits | Extracts, 2016
Canadian Cultural Center, Paris
Photo: OpenUp Studio