Stock Pile

Stockpile @ Cromford Mill, Derbyshire Open Spaces

This experimental temporary installation looks at the dramatic changes that take place when a landscape becomes industrialised. Alluding to the dynamic forms of modernism and its principal architectural material concrete, the sculptures contrast with the surrounding landscape and buildings. Stockpile shows a similar zeal for the sculpting of the landscape in the interests of industrial modernisation that took place when the canal and buildings were carved into the landscape. The sculptures highlight our need to be at odds with the world around us in the interest of advancement and gratification; further referenced by the use of concrete and its connection with local industry, environmental change and economic forces.

Stockpile rather than a finished form, shows a process or a snapshot of forms that could inhabit future industrial landscapes with a specific intention to highlight the possibility of radical industrial change in the rural landscape.

For more information on the Derbyshire Open Spaces project see: www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk