Globally and historically, we have burrowed underground for raw materials to build wealth. With which we have concentrated population and cultivated society. We have much to thank for the underground chambers that gave birth to life above ground.
Hollow is a sculptural installation of cardboard boxes that connect together with magnets to create a large hollow into which the public are invited. This cardboard ‘mine' is built on an acrylic mirrored floor that reflects the form above, completing it as a container of space. There is an equal and opposite amount of extracted ‘ore’ in the form of loose cardboard boxes that invite playful investigation and construction. These provide extensive opportunities for the public to play with the interactive elements of the magnetic cardboard boxes – stacking and forming, hollowing and collapsing.
“What are the consequences when human beings dwell in an environment that is predominantly built rather than given?”
— Rosalind Williams, Notes on the Underground