By virtue of having our office on High St, Northcote, we were included in the Northern Exposure Visual Arts Festival – a kind of outdoor exhibition spread out along High Street, Northcote, where artists place artworks in the windows of some of the shops. We make public artworks as well as architecture, and some of our past works have been made work by upcycling discarded objects, which is what this particular sculpture is about. This sculpture comes from the back of the ballroom to the front of High Street. It was made from seventy-two chair frames we found discarded around the corner from our studio, gracefully decaying behind the Regal Ballroom. We walked them around the corner and reassembled them in the front window of our office into this loop of chairs. It’s just a temporary structure held together with its own weight and the humble cable tie: which is why we’ve described it as ‘art with minimal means’. It kind of resembles a centipede or echidna. Oddly enough it makes a really good chair just as it is – people keep coming in and using it as a visitor’s seat!
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