The genesis of The Bricks lies in an understanding of the development of the urban environment as both an evolutionary and entropic process – one where buildings rise to meet the needs of the urban citizen, and are adapted or destroyed when they do not. In this environment, the fundamental units of construction remain, while the forms they take are ever-evolving.
Here, the brick – the prototypical building block – is remodelled for a new context. With only minor modification, the most basic and coarse of mass produced external objects is given pride of place at the centre of the table. What was once relegated to the outer skin of a building is positioned at the centre of the domestic space, supporting the core domestic ritual of sharing food.
Exhibited in ‘The Bricks’ at Objectspace Gallery, Auckland, 2015
accompanied by a selection of photographs of brickwork from the artists online collection of brick details Brick Collection.