A competition launched by SPUD to provide a temporary residence for 12 selected artists over
a period of 2 years. The collaboration with Pablo Smidt, 10 years the lead at the Anish Kapoor Studio,
is based on a Fiberglass casting of a standard ISO 20’ shipping contain providing a unique
interpretation of utilitarian manufacturing as a conceptual installation as well as a
shelter / studio / open-house / sculpture / installation / beacon.
The ‘Mappa Mundi’ technique allows a volume to be defined in two separate but linked spaces translating into our wider interpretation of artist studio/public shelter and observatory of the world.
Reinterpreting the idea of the classical internal courtyard where private and public space intersect, a pivoting point and rotational ability of the structure allows reconfiguration to suit site specific requirements, artist preference, public engagement or whimsical countless reconfiguration.