Impossible Buildings

Jessie Brennan

Interpreting Place Jessie Brennan, LU staff and students from The Charter School
1 May 2009 – 30 November 2009

Part of the following series:

Community Projects

Taking as a starting point the different ways in which artists draw from the world to create their own imaginary places, artist Jessie Brennan worked together with London Underground staff and students from The Charter School on a project to explore the area that connects Southwark Underground station and Tate Modern.

The expedition started inside the station, where participants looked at and recorded their impressions of the built environment, architecture, materials and surfaces. They then went to look at a range of artworks at Tate Modern.

Inspired by this journey, a series of three-dimensional models and drawings of “impossible buildings” have been created. Together, these works reveal and reflect an array of individual interpretations and a multiplicity of interests in the world around us.

This project was developed alongside Peter McDonald’s residency and billboard commission, Art for Everybody, at Southwark Underground station.

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