Many times in life, we are seeking safety outside ourselves. This is usually influenced by fear of change rather than by facts. Individual feelings of safety are closely related to the actual physiological (food, clothing and shelter) and psychological needs (love, recognition and affiliation with others). This is, however, only a starting point in exploration of various angles of meaning of safety in our life today.
A site-specific audiovisual installation In This Place Of Safety (ITPOS) uses a building as a projection screen to explore intersections between temporary video interventions, architecture and art. It combines images of empty playgrounds projected across NOVAS gallery* building façade and sound of children’s voices talking about safety. It aims to add an extraordinary element to the cityscape of LB Southwark, but also more quietly start a conversation about how safe do we feel and why.
As a logical progression from large-scale outdoor video installation 205A Morning Lane, ITPOS looks into new forms of displays on buildings with knowledge of recent technical developments addressing the chances and risks of this development. The project looks into relation between the content and the display structure on the one hand and the building structure and it tries to find its specific correspondence.