Folly Flat Pack

 

 

Ami Clarke

The work is concerned with disrupting already formulated systems, as a method of attempting to break out, or re-arrange pre-conceived ideas, ideologies.  This piece is in particular concerned with this, using a very strict islamic pattern taken from muquanas, a ceiling detail found in many domes, and extruding them to create another set of forms that play with the idea of architectural space in a western sense. I wanted to introduce a sense of human fallibility with regards to the strict geometry, by associating it with an architectural folly.  A folly tended to be a whimsical construction made by an architect as a personal project.  The un-finished quality also touches on this, and proposes that the creative process is not necessarily best perceived in the finished work, using the idea of a flat-pack construction process to allow this idea to develop. The structure is left as if the workers went for lunch, and never returned.  It will change each time it’s shown.

See more of Ami Clarke's work at www.amiclarke.com

 

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