Glint

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Glint, installed at Glasgow Project Room, Trongate 103 (2017)

Glint’ (2017) is a sculptural installation reflecting on the current rise of populist movements, that posits their focus on reclaiming lost power as a reaction against the ubiquity of coercive public realm design and codified behaviour.

Pointed, brass, and emerging from the floor or from concrete and stone-like supports, the pieces reference the studs and spikes in public space that suggest where we should and shouldn’t walk, rest or cross the street. The bananas also reference the claim, made in the run up to Britain’s European Union referendum, that the EU legislates the size and shape of bananas; this is not true, but the sense that faceless powers attempt to control even the most ridiculous and mundane aspects of life struck a chord with the populace.