Continuing her engagement with sites of construction and redevelopment, Shubha Taparia again highlights a process that affects change, through her new site-specific installation of light, shadows and sound. The tool, in this case a scaffolding assembly, itself becomes the objet de désir for the artist. In this installation the structure that scaffolding would typically cover, an object of common knowledge, is unknown…and the scaffolding’s typical process of supporting and obscuring in turn becomes the goal. Light flows through the assembly making beautiful patterns of shadow and illumination. The installation, inspired by chance glimpses of Nature interacting with the manmade, creates a new sense of magical beauty, whilst reflecting its own transient nature. The light changes and the shadows disappear. The work attempts to bring a pause to the viewer. Whilst the sound, as in our everyday lives, acts as a distraction and challenges the meditative visuals. The work, conceived specifically for this site will be dismantled after duration of the show.
A graduate of Central St Martins,