art projects exploring architectural themes
In 2009, Rowena Easton and Mark C. Hewitt co-founded - collapse - to explore architectural themes linked to ideas of collapse, ruin and 'the uncanny' and to develop projects that explore the relationship between buildings and human psychology.
Rowena Easton & Mark Hewitt. Photo by Simona Danielova.
collapse projects to date
An online collection of different people's accounts of dreams in which 'architectural' structures and interiors play a significant role within the narrative. The project - launched in June 2008 with an event at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, as part of architecture08 festival - has continued to inform subsequent work.
Left: Ghost (2002) © Estate of Greg Daville
September / October 2009
Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
As part of a curated exhibition at Phoenix Arts in Brighton, Hewitt and Easton presented an evocation in text, objects and multi-media of the nature of dreamed buildings. a strange house my voice the walls the silence featured textual fragments of dream narratives (charcoal on plasterboard), spatial interventions, a very small doorway and a river of copper sequins. Floor Plan (subtitled artists exploring our relationship with buildings and architecture) also featured work by Louise Bristow, Peter Bobby, Rosalind Davis, Jane Ward and Rich White.
Photos of the exhibition:
• a strange house my voice the walls the silence
Conversations about public and private spaces
Blue Monkey Studio, Eastbourne Festival
A reading of texts exploring notions of public and private space given by Mark Hewitt and Rowena Easton as part of archipelago, an Eastbourne Festival open house at Blue Monkey Studios, curated by Cat Ingrams as part of Eastbourne Festival 2010. The exhibition also featured architectural plans by Simona Danielova loosely based on Hewitt and Easton's Dream Buildings material.
Third Floor Right, 3
Grey Area, Brighton
An exhibition of work by Mark Hewitt, Rowena Easton and Daniel Pryde-Jarman in association with the House Festival as part of Brighton Festival Open Houses. Texts, clutter and a running tap.
Daniel Pryde-Jarman’s clutter