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cumbernauld3

 

untitled

2010

C-print, 27 x 18 cm

Cumbernauld Town Center, Cumbernauld

 

 

The Town Center of Cumbernauld was once considered a prime example of innovative modernist architecture. It has now been widely regarded as a mere failure, its future threatened by demolition.


The work suggests another viewpoint on the relationship of modernist architecture and its surroundings. If Modernism was dominated by rationalism and order, could it be replaced by another utopic vision, that of entropy, disorder and chance? Moving beyond preservation and demolition, the act of abandonment, of “non-action” could be an alternative towards re-appropriation of such contested sites.