CONVERSATION OF MONUMENTS

Collective, Edinburgh, 2014.

Monuments to every moment,
refuse of every moment, used:
cages for infinity.

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Conversation of Monuments was an installation and public research process that attempted to realise a plan for a new monument for the city – one that communicates something about the present time to an uncertain future. Utilising the gallery space as a kind of inverse tourist information centre, the project considered our shifting conceptions of time and space and the flows of energy, information and material that make up the world; whilst exploring the function of monuments, the role of tourism, and the potential for a monument that is immaterial or fragmented. Discussions of invisible architectures, mutating geographies, futurology and new materialism wove in and out of this process; as I engaged visitors in conversations and distributed questionnaires to them, in order to generate feedback towards the creation of this new monument.

 
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Photos by Tom Nolan.