(Exploring themes of darkness, human-insect cohabitation and re-designing existing spaces)
My final year project expanded on my dissertation thesis, The Dark Reveal. My chosen site, 37-39 Clarence Square, is an abandoned retail unit/residential building. After reading Brian Dillon’s “Ruin” I wanted to have as minimal an impact on site as possible. I decided early on to insert elements that had a very specific visual language. The building consists of tensile staircases, a large moss covered ceiling for moths to pupate in and living pods for the lepidopterist to reside in.
After researching excessive light (light pollution) a link between over-lit urban areas an the decline of urban wildlife was made. After reading many articles I decided that I would focus on the house-groundling moth (insect resident) and the lepidopterist (human resident).