Here I Am Being Watched
Here I am being watched explores the materiality of concrete and its surface aesthetic. This appropriation of concrete as a medium of fine art brings the social and psychological significance of urban architecture to attention. Using Architectural floor plans of churches/cathedrals are used for investigating the mechanisms of urban planning strategy and ideological control.
Installed in the gallery, the concrete cast pieces act as a spatial barrier and lend an unsettling and thought provoking insight to how architectural spaces exert power over the individuals within them. This tactile experience heightens viewers’ awareness of the sensory realm of architecture beyond the gallery walls. At the same time the notion of surveillance is constantly played out through the birds-eye-view from a viewing platform above.