with Anthony Greiveson
Exhibited: Paris School of Architecture
48% vs 52% the duality of a nation
Was there a right answer?
Are all brexit-ers ignorant? Were they lied to?
Are all re-moaners de luded? Were they scaremongering?
With such a decisive decision, one requires a decisive monument. To be successful and accepted by all, it needs
to appeal to both the leave and remain camps. How is this possible, and how does one make a statement about their political and social viewpoint whilst also creating a monument to which can also be celebrated by the opposing
side? Our answer is, The Interpretor.
The V sign, is a polarising human statement created with one’s hand. Its multiple, simple and subjective meanings,
depend entirely on context, orientation and a deliverer and receiver.
Conceptually derived from the structures of pylons, the monument appears to approach in slow motion as the train speeds past, scalable from a sculpture in a courtyard to a giant in the distant landscape. A structure of bolted steel angles is chosen for ease of fabrication, and could be assembled as a community project.
The project was shortlisted for construction by the Paris School of Architect in an international competition held in Janauary 2018.
Click on the images to see the submission boards and further text.
The piece was featured on the comedy Astragal pages of the Architects Journal thanks to recent speech by Boris Johnson - titled Brexit is not a V-sign from the cliffs of Dover.