Electrical wire, masking tape, inflatable suits
D.R.C. No. 12
The inelegant space of a roadway junction and its adjacent green space occupies an inordinate amount of energy and resources in our urban landscape. Interchange considers our relationship to these types of transactional and transitory public spaces. The highway interchange is a transportation tool for moving goods and people to their destinations. Although not usually a space for contemplation unless immobile on it during a traffic jam, it is a large sculptural mass that demands physical, visual and mental attention. In the past, resources might have been allocated towards constructing monumental and symbolic structures like pyramids, temples, or (Great) walls. Nowadays, modern society builds roads.
Interchange seeks new perspectives on the habitual routes we carve through urban infrastructure and public space, exploring the interchange as metaphorical expression of in-between-ness; a space of (missed) connections, crossed paths, obstructions and detours.