Monday, 5 April 2010

Chelsea Staircase Installation by Shane Waltener

On 25th March 2010, a Craft Rally was held at Chelsea College of Art & Design by the Crafts Council. As part of this event Shane Waltener constructed an installation which spiralled up the central void of one of the stairwells in the college. The artwork was woven entirely from coloured threads, with the architecture of the stairwell used to derive the shaping of installation. Parallels can be drawn between this installation by Shane Waltener and both JDS Architects unrealised proposal for Contemplating the void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum and Conrad Shawcross' Chord (previously referenced).

The installation was only in-situ for one day before being unwoven and removed.

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