Capitalyst Arts, Rich White, Vigilance
Date: 18 June 2009
VIGILANCE UPPER NORTH STREET (opposite Star Bingo), OPENING 7pm Thursday 18th June
Vigilance was originally installed in a pair of vacant retail units in Barrow-in Furness. It was inspired by the town’s submarine building history with the form of the derived from the shape and scale of the vanguard class nuclear submarine. The work was constructed from flattened cardboard boxes suspended from the ceiling by string and designed to make it appear that the submarine had landed on top of the building, but instead of demolishing it the building had adapted itself to accommodate the shape of the hull. For Capitalyst White will be recreating the work in a vacant shop on North Street.