FLOOD - A Site Specific Installation, York
Flood, a site specific-installation in York St Mary's, a 13th century deconsecrated church was 8 meters high and made from 4 tons of recycled computer components supplied by Secure IT Recycling.
'Flood' was commissioned for the alter area of this deconsecrated church, which is now used as a contemporary art exhibition space. It was on show from June - October 2010
As well as reflecting the churches tall spire the work references ideas of alters as spaces for prayer and worship. The piece draws the eye upwards to the heavens or as some saw it the piece floods down forming a pool of metal and wire on the floor. The title 'Flood' refers to York's flooding problems and to floods of information and technology. The juxtaposition of ancient space and contemporary components adds an interesting layer as the components begin to resemble archaeological finds mingling with the slabs, which originate from Roman times. Other artists to exhibit at York St Mary's include Bruce Nauman, Cornelia Parker, Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings.
Measurements: 8 high m
Material: recycled computer components
Provenance: York St Mary's York UK