April 28–June 16, 2018
Opening reception and artist talk, April 28, 2pm
The 21st century has seen a dramatic shift in the way that architecture is experienced. Advancements in technology have enabled architectural representation to visualize the built environment through the lens of the virtual, generating digital renderings that depict both proposed and already-built structures as future projections.
Through her new site-specific project "Arcades," which includes an exhibition in the CONTACT Gallery and a mural on the north façade of the building at 460 King St W, London-based artist Felicity Hammond considers how this camera-less mode of representing architecture implies a virtual archaeology, as existing buildings are reimagined through image-generating software.
Felicity Hammond is an artist and educator based in London. She is currently undertaking TECHNE funded research on digital representations of the built environment and their relationship with site, as a PhD candidate at Kingston University London. She holds an MA Photography from the Royal College of Art, London. Hammond has worked with major institutions in London recently, including Tate Modern, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Photographer's Gallery and The Saatchi Gallery, and in 2017 participated in numerous group exhibitions including Rendered Cities, Apex Art, New York; POST FAIL, Fotomuseum Winterhur.