ROMAN VASSEUR, Let Us Pray for Those Now Residing in the Designated Area
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray For Those of us Now Residing in the Designated Area (Interior with video projection by Amanda Beech)
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let Us Pray for Those Now Residing in the Designated Area
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray For Those of us Now Residing in the Designated Area
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray For Those of us Now Residing in the Designated Area
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray For Those of us Now Residing in the Designated Area
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let Us Pray for Those Now Residing in the Designated Area
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray For Those of us Now Residing in the Designated Area

Temple architecture completed with Diann Bauer.

 

(In this new city) ‘every man will live in his own cathedral’
Ivan Chtcheglov, Formulary For A New Urbanism - 1953

The set of projects Let us Pray for Those Now Residing in the Designated Area and this publication stem from the work of artist Roman Vasseur who was invited to take up the role of Lead Artist for a British post-war, new town between 2007 and 2010. The town sought to reinstate a project of state building, by reanimating the art and architecture project that was intrinsic to its founding. Occupied by Britain’s largest municipal collection of post war sculpture including works by Moore, Piper and Hepworth the settlement was master-planned by the architect Sir Frederick Gibberd who envisioned the project as a total artwork.

The role of Lead Artist was two fold. The artist acting on the one hand as a something akin to the Artists Placement Group’s ‘incidental person’ working with the town to select a developer and architect, devising a scheme for reinstalling parts of the sculpture collection and inflecting discussion concerning the design of buildings and public spaces. On the other hand, curating and making a series of works that presented this thinking as objects, images, events and discussion presented under the collective title Let Us Pray for Those Now Residing in the Designated Area.

....Excerpt from introduction to the publication.

 

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