George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978)- a satirical look at consumerism. ‘It is difficult to comprehend the radical import of Dawn of the Deadwithout briefly considering the significance and history of its setting… Read More
Favourite has to be number 6, West Edmonton Mall, with its model whale in a pool.
Water features are calming and set the scene for shopping among pastiched neo-classical surroundings. The mood is one of reflection and high culture, elevating the shopping mall- in this case the Trafford Centre… Read More
The Trafford Centre is popularly known for its vivid and quirky resemblance to a rococo/late baroque architectural style. The centre is the sixth largest shopping centre in the UK by retail size and… Read More
Filmed at The Friary shopping centre in Guildford, 2010.
‘Now I want to say a few words about escalators and elevators. Given their very real pleasures in Portman’s architecture – particularly these last, which the artist has termed ‘gigantic kinetic sculptures’ and… Read More
Plaza is a collaborative project between artists Oliver Herbert and Edward Simpson.