Alphaville (2014)


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Croydon and its Brutalist architecture has been source of inspiration for previous works, and this body of work draws on the landscape of my hometown to comment on ‘home’ and property as investment. The game of ‘Monopoly’ introduces people to the world of property investment and speculation and this motif is used as a single, modular unit to create larger buildings. Each house is part of the larger system of mortgage borrowing and lending. Also, there is the notion of the private space and how this has been re-evaluated. Private spaces have moved into the public domain due to physical evictions as well as the creation of online communities in virtual public spaces, from the privacy of home.