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Gubb, Mark ORCID: (2014) Alight. [Artefact]

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‘Alight’ was commissioned by Stoford Ltd and Admiral PLC to be sited alongside the newly built Admiral Insurance offices in Cardiff city centre. The brief was simply to develop a permanent sculptural piece for the site. I was interested in the architecture of the site, both in terms of its history – or lack of it, as the entire area had been redeveloped – and also its position within the city – this area could be described as an entertainment district, housing a cinema, a live music arena, shops, restaurants and bars. Also, where the work was sited was, formerly, not an area of high footfall due to it being at the back of a shopping centre. Through this work I was proposing a conversation between it and the very large architecture that surrounded it, at the same time attempting to create a landmark and reference point in people’s navigation of the city.

Item Type: Artefact
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A pdf file providing supplemental material relating to this site-specific artwork is available to download from this WRaP record.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Alight, public art, sculpture, lightning bolt, Cardiff
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Mark Gubb
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 15:36
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2020 15:36

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