Inside/ Out - Open House
Will Knight
Window | Domestic
All: fri | sat | sun | mon
Venue 13:
151 Broomhill Drive
G11 7ND

Visual Art

A series of scale drawings revealing the artist's ‘open house’, showing inhabited drawings of the rooms revealed through the windows, including the living room, bedroom and studio.

Will is fascinated by the way in which people re-organise and adapt spaces and places. Investigating change and adaptability often takes place on the large scale, but looking at a smaller, more personal scale, can equally afford new insights. The world outside has changed much in the last couple of years, and so it has inside; as the artist's first child was born and brings with him much change to the way the home is occupied and inhabited.

The architect Sarah Wigglesworth has informed the way in which Will has developed his ongoing investigations of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings through recording, measurement and drawing by hand. She comments that, ‘To capture something as large as a building on the size of a piece of paper, architects work to a reduced scale, using symbols and codes to represent the world’. She has considered, as Will has, ‘How to use the conventions of architectural drawings to describe space as a lived experience rather than as a static or predictable moment of perfection’. Inside/ Out - Open House offers Will the opportunity not just to look closer to home, but to home itself.

Will's proposal is to undertake a section drawing (scale 1:20) through various rooms in his flat, displaying them in the relevant window. The drawings will act as a record of how the flat is occupied and inhabited in 2021, reflecting its inhabitants and the lives they lead, effectively documenting an open house, recording in line and watercolour, the temptation of passers by to look in through the window at the interior beyond.

Will’s background in architecture has instilled in him the importance of people and place, and the significance that one’s environment, has on their understanding of community and identity. The architect Sarah Wigglesworth has informed the way in which Will has developed his ongoing investigations of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings through recording, measurement and drawing by hand. She comments that, ‘To capture something as large as a building on the size of a piece of paper, architects work to a reduced scale, using symbols and codes to represent the world’. She has considered, as Will has, ‘How to use the conventions of architectural drawings to describe space as a lived experience rather than as a static or predictable moment of perfection’.
Will demonstrates an honest, observant and perceptive approach to architecture, exhibited and recorded through carefully constructed scale drawings with pen, atmospherically inhabited with watercolour.

https://willknightdrawings.co.uk

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Accessibility: 

The artist states:

  • The window is street level

  • The pavement where the window is viewable is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair or pram etc.

*Please get in touch with the artist directly if you require more details.*