My first term project was located at 87 Western road and consisted of exploring history and change within the site. By understanding that my site used to be a flower shop in the 1870’s I wanted to provide a tribute towards the success of the shop and explore my Dutch heritage.
As there are a few Dutch florist designers seen as pioneers in the industry I wanted to collaborate these elements and bring back traces of history into the modern-day. Throughout Term 1 I investigated how the site has changed and how it will continue to do so in the future. This allowed me to start a conversation towards acknowledging time and the layers which are held within it. Therefore, it is only right I continue this into Term 2.
Within the second term, our next task was to provide a proposal that would be placed within a vacant building. My site was situated at 56 Western Road.
Erosion Ideology Clip
In certain areas of the building, water trays have been placed in order to create a caustic light display on the day of the solstice. The purpose of this was to create a unique display that would allow the client to capture light as an archaeological finding. The light will continue to alter throughout time which will create a symbol of the change.
Over time the existing building will eventually erode, exposing the installation. The materials selected will also age over time and will continue their natural entropy. This will continue the process of encapsulating time and historic referencing, providing a symbol for modern-day archaeology.