NEW PUBLIC ART AT REGENT’S PLACE
In 2010 – 2011 British Land ran a competition with the Chelsea College of Art and Design. The objective was to nurture new and undiscovered talent from the MA Interior and Spatial Design course to create an original temporary artwork for Regent’s Place. The winning submissions were selected for the way that they integrate art and architecture with the public and local community.
‘Set In Stone’, by Emma Hunter sees 10 paving stones inscribed with poems composed by teenagers from the Samuel-Lithgow Youth Centre in West Euston.
Ami Kanki’s film, ‘A day in the Regent’s Place Museum’, shown here, investigates how the public engages with the art already on the estate. Despite the outside setting, passers-by tend to treat the art as if they were in a museum; looking for clues as to how much participation is allowed. The film shows Kanki playfully testing the rules surrounding interaction with the artworks, placing knitted hats on Antony Gormley’s figurative sculptures and consequently turning Regent’s Place security guards into characters in the film itself.
click on the play buton below to watch Ami's movie.