Juxtaposing Scottish council offices standing vacant on Sundays with headlines mined from STV’s news feed, I invite the onlooker to construct a bridge between two very different yet equally faceless modes of public representation.
Cruelly sensationalist summaries of divisive social events are reflected back against a range of architecture whose aspirations for social inclusion remain trapped within their unchanging physicality. The absence of the councils’ staff suggests a return gaze to their existence as individuals in the society represented by the headlines. Supplementing this confrontation of values, my humanistic sketches offer a lighter counterpoint – suggesting real life ultimately transcends representation.
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