In Hope

‘In Hope’ is a monument to those struggling in the face of adversity.  It features five interlocking sculptures (250cm x 300 x 300cm) made of a fold-up kit of aluminium poles and black pallet wrap, portable in a small suitcase.  They allude to the safe spaces we create to protect ourselves from physical, political and personal misfortune.  All around, life goes on, at times too busy to take notice, at others the source of hope, human contact and a way forward.  The dark shapes of the work are set in between a pair of screens showing 200 one-minute films about the condition of being alive. These reflect onto the dark, shiny surfaces and allow the visitor the space and time to consider a set of changing narratives created between the sculpture and the films.