Monday, 16 February 2015

Keziah Reddick - Dream Dwelling

Dream Dwelling
Welcome to the Dwell exhibition and book. For a whole month we will be taking each artist's page and transforming it into a 3 dimensional dwelling. Each one of these small sculptures will be exhibited in public on the London streets.

An old wall Regents Canal, Kings X
Following on from our cricketing all rounder yesterday our next artist is Keziah Reddick with her 'Dream Dwelling' . Keziah has taken part in several Magnet Exhibitions and her art work is always based on her strong drawing ability and clever use of words. 

Keziah is also an aspiring sportswoman who can be found hanging from improbable holds at indoor climbing walls, a keen swimmer, runner and a developing cricketer and swing bowler. It is apt then that Keziah's sweet Dream Dwelling is placed here in this lovely old wall (which Keziah says is very climbable) alongside the Regents Canal at Kings Cross.

Dreams in Dream Dwelling

Dream Dwelling nestles snuggly in the small hole in the wall. Whatever the original purpose of the socket we found it to be the perfect spot for the Net as it suggests a small dark room, perhaps a rather cave like space for dreaming. Keziah's net is complete with a bed and mattress, pillow and several dream images which can be stored inside the bed itself. The dream vampire rests on top of the mattress, its undead head laying on the pillow under which one can find a tooth, waiting perhaps for the tooth fairy to collect. One wonders what might happen if a vampire and the tooth fairy met: anything is possible in the Dream Dwelling. The Net includes a space for us to draw our own dreams to add to the Net.
Dream Dwelling also conjures up another set of associations, the parlance of estate agents and property developers with their own versions of a 'Dream Dwelling'. The Kings Cross area itself has seen massive re development in recent years and no doubt there have been plenty of 'Dream Dwellings' available to buy in London's over inflated property market.

Don't forget to have a look at the next Collect Connect project, 'The Art of Caring' exhibition at The Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames. The theme is Caring/Care and it is FREE to enter.

To buy the Dwell Book for £6 then follow this LINK.

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