Andrew T Cross / AN-Architecture
Anarch commissions Andrew T Cross / AN-architecture
Opening Wednesday 4th December 6pm
Commission open daily from 12noon, 5th – 20th December 2013
The new architectural scale commission by artist Andrew T Cross / AN-architecture is made from reclaimed joists from a demolition site of a derelict convent, foraged days before the exhibition. Andrew designed his sculpture to react to the existing space with the positive principle of interactivity.
All photographs kindly taken by Jim Stevenson
‘I want to create a platform that can be inhabited – taking the shell of the building and creating within it another separate structure which artists, as they come and go, can do with it as they please. I wanted to try and challenge the way people think about how they interact with the space. You can design or build something with a very precise thought in mind, but people are such incredible creatures they’ll do what they want anyway. So it’s building something that in some ways has no real function.’ Andrew T Cross
Andrew T Cross (ATC) studied both art and architecture, his work constantly walking the thin line between the two.
“Not the kind of architecture that’s filled with offices and creates skylines and not the kind of art that hangs on walls to just be looked at. I create art with a function to be interacted with, to be touched and experienced in a real and tactile way.”
ATC has created large scale commissions with Secret Arts, Aid & Abet, Artspace, London Pleasure Gardens. Anarch director Jude Bennett and ATC have been in conversations for years around the various concepts that are touched on through Colony. This project is the basis of realising future collaborative projects between them.
AN-Architecture is a loosely grouped team of craftsmen, architects, artists and designers led by the artist Andrew T Cross (ATC). It aims to use architecture as a fast paced productive tool that can be used as a modern medium where buildings, constructions, sculptures and ideas can be manifested within our environment at great speed.