Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Public vs Private space
I noticed this partially demolished building near Camberwell last week. It reminded me of a Gordon Matta-Clark building cut. The removal of the exterior wall on this block of flats has exposed the interior spaces to the public gaze. The sight of this building made me think about what is considered a private versus what is considered a public space. The exposed wallpaper in each of the different flats invokes the sedimentation of the former occupant's lives. It's quite disorientating to see these private details so publicly available.