Leeds Art Gallery, 2021

Film portraying 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 work incorporates descriptions of the materiality of the Central Court at Leeds Art Gallery recorded while the space was in transition during the refurbishment and images of selected former art spaces in Leeds (2021), exploring the value of space for art in Leeds.
Exhibited as part of Spatial Drifts at Leeds Art Gallery. Project supported by Arts Council England.