RE-IMAGING CENTRAL COURT
Leeds Art Gallery
The film portrays the fictitious re-development of Leeds Art Gallery into luxury accommodation with a roof terrace reflecting on the nature of urban development in the city. The work investigates potentials through the use of CGI imagery usually used in architectural visualisations to communicate a new future as a precursor to action and through the residual value of earth dug from a Leeds construction site, a future in progress. The text includes descriptions of the materiality of the Central Court at Leeds Art Gallery recorded while the space was in transition during the refurbishment. The film includes images of selected former art spaces in Leeds as they are today, with descriptions of their former use as art spaces, connecting to wider debates surrounding the value of space for art in Leeds.
Exhibited as part of Spatial Drifts at Leeds Art Gallery
Project supported by Arts Council England