Saturday, 19 May 2007

BBC Collective | David Thorpe | Looking after the environment


Whether The Defeated Life Restored creates the ultimate utopian solution is up to you, but what David Thorpe’s installation does createis a highly crafted “autonomous state” where self-sufficiency reigns for the enhancement of the individual. As its title suggests, there is a glimmer of hope in our ever-disappointing world. 
Specifically commissioned for Gallery 3 at Camden Arts Centre, you are met by an intriguing wooden screen with earthy hues of green and blue glass, standing resolutely in all its domestic glory as triumphant conqueror over the gallery space. What lies within is discovered through two gaps in the encasement’s wall. Six watercolours are symmetrically hung around the farthest end of the screen, and centrally positioned are three sculptural pylon towers.

READ THE REST OF THIS REVIEW AT BBC COLLECTIVE PUBLISHED ON 17 MAY 2007