About the Artwork
Commisioners — Bonner Kunstverrein,
Poster-changers – generally used for revolving billboards – are incorporated into a seating structure resembling a waving ribbon. The two connected displays, each bearing six drawings, create a seemingly endless sequence of urban landscapes and objects in space. Much like a film edit, scenes are cut together, producing an abstract narrative, a meandering journey through a maze-like environment.
Gabriel Lester has redesigned the billboards for Sculpture in the City, creating a new sequence of sites and settings that respond to the artwork’s setting in Bury Court. This edit describes a journey from the formation of ideas in abstraction, to the physical streets of London city, with its hidden history and mysteries.
Copyright the artist, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam Photo:© Nick Turpin
Metal, wood, fluorescent light, billboard
336.5 x 385 x 255 cm