a tale of a few cities

Kristin Posehn, A Bridge Between Two Rooms

Posted in architecture, Art, artists, engineering, London, Photography, Sculpture by petercombe on June 28, 2011


Kristin Posehn, A Bridge Between Two Rooms, 2005 – 2010

top installation view (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht NL)
left stop and search citation received under the UK Terrorism Act 2000
right single photograph of a block of windows


Between 2005 and 2008 Kristin Posehn photographed every window of the the skyscraper at 30 St Mary’s Axe, London, otherwise known as the Gherkin, from street level. The digital photographs were later reworked, their perspective and dimensions corrected and printed out separately. These diamond-shaped photographs were then attached to their neighbors using 1420 translucent photo-clips and a bike wheel, forming a completely hollow self-supporting shell. The shell structure was hung from floor to ceiling in a standard suburban-type bedroom, lit from within as a lampshade.  

It must be noted that while photographing the building Posehn was given a stop and search citation (received under the UK Terrorism Act 2000).

The sheer feat of engineering coupled with Posehn’s mathematical knowhow really is something to behold. Posehn’s preciseness and attention to detail far surpasses the imaginable. I really would have loved to have seen this work in person. 

A Bridge Between Two Rooms >

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