Justin Hibbs takes part in the group show Drift this month. The show, which opened at the Lumen United Reform Church, a RIBA award winning Modernist building on Tavistock Road. It brings together twelve artists and designers that reflect on the urbanist legacy (and language) of postwar architecture and design. The show, curated by Blockwork Art, also draws on Situationist ideas in order to (in their own words):
…envisag[e] a utopian future in which the spatial distinction between the external ‘urban’ and the internal ‘domestic’ has been broken down via the free interplay of fine art, architecture, and design.
For this show Justin has produced a series of ‘tape works’ based on iconic modernist chairs, exploring these classic objects as floating two-dimensional compositions. These works on glass reflect their floating shadows across the interior architecture creating a circular exchange between image, referent and index. Alongside these are a series of sculptural works on glass which make less direct allusions to their modernist influences. These engage with the fabric of the building through the tracing of shadows (literally) across the wall in tape. The shadow, the tracing and the tape on the glass interplay to create a constantly shifting series of minimal compositions.
Below is a video of the installation taken for the ArtWorm app: